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Subarachnoid haemorrhage

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This booklet provides information on subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). It provides information on:

  • The acute stage of subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Explaining what a subarachnoid haemorrhage is
  • What happens in hospital following a subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Tests and investigations you might need
  • Possible treatments that might help
  • Recovery and rehabilitation
  • Returning to everyday activities.

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This information was last checked in March 2015. Due for review in March 2018.

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