Brain Aneurysm - Diagnosis

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Brain Aneurysm Diagnosis

When a patient who has a headache presents for medical care, the concern in the back of the physician's mind is whether an aneurysm exists and has ruptured. Because up to half of aneurysms have a sentinel leak prior to completely rupturing, the first headache presentation is an opportunity to intervene and potentially prevent that rupture.

If the patient is awake, alert, and oriented, there is time to ask questions and learn about when the headache started, where it is located, and if there are any other associated symptoms like nausea, vomiting, change in vision or hearing, weakness, numbness, and neck pain.

If the patient is lethargic or not completely awake, initial steps will include evaluation of the ABCs of resuscitation -- airway, breathing, and circulation -- to make certain that the patient is stable before proceeding any further.

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