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She was at work when symptoms hit. A headache like no other. An aneurysm ruptured in her brain. If this happens, you have a 40-percent chance of surviving. But doctors at Mayo Clinic performed a surgical procedure that saved the life of the woman you're about to meet. All without open brain surgery.
Professional violinist Roger Frisch had a diagnosis of essential tremor. For two years he hid the quavering bow by not playing the soft parts of the music, but soon his career was in jeopardy. To save his music, neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic implanted an electrical stimulator in his brain. The catch was, he had to be awake and playing the violin during the operation.