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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.

Types  
Useful national contacts BASIC (Brain and Spinal Injury Charity)
Link opens in new window www.basiccharity.org.uk
Helpline: 0800 750 0000
Brain and Spine Foundation
Helpline: 0808 808 1000
Link opens in new window www.brainandspine.org.uk
CSF Leak Association
Charity working to raise the profile and support understanding of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, and provides support to sufferers and carers.
Link opens in new window www.csfleak.info
Online resources Subarachnoid haemorrhage (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/subarachnoid-haemorrhage/pages/introduction.aspx
Subarachnoid haemorrhage (Brain & Spine Foundation)
Link opens in new window www.brainandspine.org.uk/subarachnoid-haemorrhage

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)
Link opens in new window www.srft.nhs.uk/about-us/depts/sub-arachnoid-haemorrhage


Subarachnoid haemorrhage and post traumatic stress disorder (Brain & Spine Foundation)
Link opens in new window www.brainandspine.org.uk/news/2011/subarachnoid-haemorrhage-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-new-research

News and events  
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.
Find this in a library at WorldCat.org


The Brain Haemorrhage Support Group meets at our centre in Liverpool several times a year
Link opens in new window www.bhsupport.org.uk
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Tel: 07821 620165