What is included in patient education for cerebral aneurysms?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Educate regarding the warning signs and symptoms of SAH.

  • Educate regarding potential risk factors for aneurysmal SAH, including the following:

    • Hypertension

    • Cigarette smoking

    • Illicit drug use

    • Alcohol

  • For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Headache Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education article, Brain Aneurysm.


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