ICU Protocols pp 223-228 | Cite as

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

  • Charu Gauba
  • Pushpendra Nath Renjen


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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