What is the role of nimodipine in treating subarachnoid haemorrhage?

Unfortunately little. At various times, thought perhaps a calcium channel blocker might curtail the vasospasm associated with blood in the subarachnoid space, and prevent the additional onset of a stroke, but quite clear years ago, that effect was minimal at best. Do not really see it used in acute bleeding anymore, as outcomes were disappointing.

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Please help! What is the role of nimodipine in subarachnoid haemorrhage?

Vasospasm. Nimodipine assists in deterring vasospasm caused by SAH. Vasospasm is one of the leading reasons for stroke and morbidity following SAH from aneurysm rupture in particular. It must be administered orally for at least 2 weeks. Not as popularly used for traumatic SAH. Best of luck. . Read more...

If I have had a subarachnoid haemorrhage can I drink or have asprin?

Vascular Neurology. Interesting and very valid question. There is data that suggest that alcohol use increases the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. In some studies this was considered true for excessive amount of alcohol defined as more than 2 drinks a day. Regarding aspirin, a new article published suggests that Aspirin use may have benefit in risk of hemrrhage and outcome. Discuss these with your doctor. Read more...

Subarachnoid haemorrhage from fall when playing tennis and falling. What is prognosis?

Depends. It depends on the extent. If it is mild, it's pretty good. If it's extensive and the person has depressed mental status or unconcious, its very poor. Read more...

Thank you for your last response. Could my headache after multiple orgasms be a subarachnoid haemorrhage?

Exertional headache. Sometimes a headache after physical exertion or orgasm is caused by a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Normally this kind of headache is very severe and does not improve with time. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is an emergency! Such a condition is rare however. Most exertional headaches are situational and they improve with rest. Read more...
Not likely. Remember that the headache from a subarachnoid hemorrhage is classically the "thunderclap" headache, as in a very severe headache that comes out of the blue often with nausea, vomiting, and confusion. Read more...
Unlikely hemorrhage. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is usually extremely painful (ie., "The worst headache in my life"). Headaches after orgasm are not unusual, and can be treated/prevented. See your PCM about this problem, a plain CT of the head would be a good test to start the work up, and if your symptoms persist, a Neurology consult would be advised. Read more...

Do you know are subarachnoid haemorrhage or aneurysms genetic?

Not always. Most subarachnoid hemorrhages and aneurysms are not genetic, however there are a few genetic disorders that do predispose to this condition. These are pretty rare disorders, and include tuberous sclerosis and polycystic kidney disease. Read more...

I had a subarachnoid haemorrhage 7 years ago now every time I excercise I get really bad headaches afterwards. I drink lots of water 2lt a day, help??

Comments. Glad you survived the SAH, as mortality quite high usually. Your headaches will not respond to water, and could be exertional migraine events. These can be reversed, so, find a neurologist who focuses in headaches. BOTOX may be of value, but other preventatives could be considered. Read more...

3 years after a subarachnoid haemorrhage (coiled) and a vp shunt for hydrocephalus complications. What can I do to improve memory/cognition?

Short term memory . Unfortunately, a majority of patients suffer short term memory problems related to sah. Long term memory usually remains intact. No good solution to problem. Read more...
Practice. First of all you have to make sure the shunt is working properly. Sometimes shunt failure can present with symptoms of reduced mentation including memory problems. Once it's established that shunt is working all you can do is practice improving your memory, do puzzles and keep your mind occupied with meaningful things such as reading rather than mindless things like watching tv. Read more...
Family practice . You were one of the lucky people that actually survived a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Pt and speech therapy can help cognitive function memory will just take time. There may be some permanent memory loss and difficulty doing things you actually were talented at. I hope you may continue to improve. Read more...
Mental exercise . Daily mental exercise. Learning another language, solving mathematical problems, saduku, etc. Shunt reevaluation will eliminate reversible courses. Does it function? Read more...

What is multiple haemorrhagic contusions in right temporal lobe with subarachnoid haemorrhage? Is it dangerous?

An injured brain. Sounds like someone sustained significant traumatic injury to the brain. Brain tissue has sustained a contusion or a severe bruise bad enough to cause bleeding that has extended to the fluid spaces around the brain. This is more severe than a concussion. Some damage to the brain has occurred. The severity of the injury will be evaluated best after the acute injury has resolved. Read more...