ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Acute Multidisciplinary Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (aSAH)
Kathleen R Ran1, Andrew C Wang2, Sumil K Nair1, Ozan Akça2, Risheng Xu1
1Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, United States
2Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, United States
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2023.2023-1-100
Pages : 74-81


Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is a life-threatening, neurological emergency characterized by accumulation of blood in the subarachnoid space due to a ruptured aneurysm. Over the past several decades, improvements in the clinical management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage have led to better patient outcomes. However, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. During the acute phase of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and prior to the definitive management of the aneurysm, numerous medical emergencies, such as elevated intracranial pressure and cerebral vasospasm, must be effectively managed to ensure the best possible neurological outcome. Early and rapid open communication between the clinical specialties caring for the aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patient is vital for rapid data collection, decision-making, and definitive treatment. In this narrative review, we aim to present the current guidelines for the multidisciplinary acute management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

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