ICU Protocols pp 223-228 | Cite as

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage



Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) should be suspected in patients presenting with severe headache of acute onset with an altered mental state. The most important cause of SAH is a ruptured aneurysm. Other causes include trauma, vascular malformations, hemorrhagic infarctions, and hypertensive hemorrhages. The high morbidity and mortality associated with aneurysmal SAH mandates a high degree of suspicion to allow timely and appropriate treatment.


Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Digital Subtraction Angiography Glasgow Coma Score Intracerebral Hematoma Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia

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