Subarachnoid hemorrhage

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By Jennifer A Frontera MD

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is also known as or subsumes Meningeal hemorrhage. -ed.

In this clinical article, Dr. Jennifer Frontera of Mount Sinai School of Medicine reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage and its secondary complications, including aneurysm rebleed, hydrocephalus, hyponatremia, seizures, and delayed cerebral ischemia. Information from the new 2009 American Heart Association guidelines for the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is included.