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Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Read or download our booklet that provides information on 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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On 5 November 2016, Brain & Spine Foundation organised the UK's first conference for people affected by SAH. Read about the event and download the presentation slides prepared by the experts who led the conference.

Join our SAH Facebook group!

Join our SAH Facebook group!

Have you been affected by SAH? Join our online community 'Subarachnoid Haemorrhage - A Space For You' on Facebook and interact with people with similar life experiences.


This information was last checked in August 2018. Due for review in August 2021.

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