Name Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (SAH)
Related to/Also known as  See also Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Stroke
Symptoms of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

A subarachnoid haemorrhage is an uncommon type of stroke caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain. It's a very serious condition and can be fatal.

SAH is a sudden bleeding over the surface of the brain, under the arachnoid layer. Bleeding usually originates from a ruptured aneurysm or an arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The most common symptom is a sudden, severe headache, often followed by a loss of consciousness.

Useful national contacts BASIC (Brain and Spinal Injury Charity)
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Helpline: 0800 750 0000
Brain and Spine Foundation
Helpline: 0808 808 1000
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Online resources Subarachnoid haemorrhage (NHS Choices)
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Subarachnoid haemorrhage (Brain & Spine Foundation)
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Subarachnoid haemorrhage (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)
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Subarachnoid haemorrhage and post traumatic stress disorder (Brain & Spine Foundation)
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Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Subarachnoid Haemorrhage and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Subarachnoid Haemorrhage by the neurologists M. Vermeulen, K.W. Lindsay and J. Van Gijn. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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The Brain Haemorrhage Support Group meets at our centre in Liverpool several times a year
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Tel: 07821 620165