|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)
Helpline: 0800 750 0000
Brain and Spine Foundation
Helpline: 0808 808 1000
CSF Leak Association
Charity working to raise the profile and support understanding of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, and provides support to sufferers and carers.
|Online resources||Subarachnoid haemorrhage (NHS Choices)
Subarachnoid haemorrhage (Brain & Spine Foundation)
Subarachnoid haemorrhage (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)
Subarachnoid haemorrhage and post traumatic stress disorder (Brain & Spine Foundation)
|News and events|
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 A Dented Image: Journeys of recovery from Subarachnoid Haemorrhage by Alison Wertheimer. Or have a look in your local library for this book.
The Brain Haemorrhage Support Group meets at our centre in Liverpool several times a year