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A 34-year-old member asked:

is subarachnoid hemorrhage always a very serious problem?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes: It can be, so we never take a chance and look for aneurism by doing an angiogram on everybody with subarachnoid. Bleed. The most common cause is actually head trauma, which has a better prognosis and requires less aggressive workup..
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Aneurysm arteriovenous malformations trauma tumors all are serious and most can be treated.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Yes, subarachnoid hemorrhage has a pre-hospital mortality rate of 40% and a 50% bad outcome for those who do make it to the hospital.
Mar 3, 2013
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Critical: A subarachnoid hemorrhage from either a rupture of an aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation is a medical emergency and requires intensive care and maybe surgery. The death rate within the first year can be 60%, and not unique to get a permanent stroke and communicating hydrocephalus from the bleeding. Outcomes can be good, but need skilled practitioners.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What are the implications of intracranial hemorrhage?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Seriously ill : Intracranial hemorrhages regardless of their location, subdural, epidural, subarachnoid or intraparenchymal are serious conditions. Epidural hemorrhages and subdural hematomas are addressed sugically. Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage can be addressed surgically or by coiling. Intraparenchymal hemorrhage is usually treated medically, though complications may require neurosurgical assistance.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can you avoid getting a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Difficult: Good control of blood pressure, avoid head injury, be careful with medicine you take without consulting your doctor. Subarachnoid hemorrhage has various causes hence answer to your question depends on the cause.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Clipped or coiled: Referring to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, these are treated either surgically with a clip or endovascularly with coils. The size of the mouth of the aneurysm dictates the type of procedure. Very wide mouthed aneurysms are typically approached surgically, narrow mouth aneurysms, endovascularly. Traumatic sah is treated medically, there may be surgical intervention for other brain injury.
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A 53-year-old member asked:

What are typical symptoms of subarachnoid hemorrhage?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
See below: Sudden severe headache, neck stiffness, altered level of consciousness, seizure, fetc are few to mention.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Rupture of aneurysm: Subarachnoid hemorrhage is due to the rupture of a saccular aneurys. The aneurysm are likened to the weakening of a tire wall, only they occur in the wall of the cerebral vessels. There is increased incidence of sah in patients with poorly controlled blood pressure and in congenital polycystic kidney disease. There are about 26, 000 sah/yr. With peak incidence between 35 and 65 yrs.

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