Thursday, September 26, 2013

Could a trip to the ER with a headache mean a stroke?

While not every stroke will bring on a headache, a sudden headache could be an important sign. Saw this recent article from Everyday Health:
Sometimes a headache is just a headache, but sometimes it's a sign that you're having a type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). What happens when emergency room doctors don't recognize this possibility?
A large number of misdiagnosed stroke cases occur every year, particularly for stroke from hemorrhage, in which 20 percent of cases may go undiagnosed. Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is the kind of stroke with the highest rate of under-diagnosis.
Read the entire article for good tips.

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J.L. Murphey said...

Good article Jeff. ER are not infallible.

Migraine Headache Treatment said...

That was definitely a new information to me. Thanks for sharing. Sudden headache related to stroke!!! Scary nature and diseases.