Question 1: What is the definition of “Thunderclap” Headache?

Question 2: What are the differential diagnoses?

Question 3: What are the basics of ED management of SAH?

Question 4: Are there any clinical decision rules that can help?


To help answer these questions check the following resources:

(1) Emergency Medicine Cases:Episode 14 Part 1: Migraine Headache and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

(2) Emergency Medicine Cases :Episode 14 Part 2: Thunderclap Headache – Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and Cervical Artery Dissection

(3) LITFL: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage: Initial Management

(4) LITFL: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage – The ED perspective

(5) JAMA: Clinical Decision Rules to Rule Out Subarachnoid Hemorrhage for Acute Headache

Abdulaziz AlMulaik

Abdulaziz AlMulaik

Assisstant Professor of Emergency Medicine - Critical Care Medicine at King Saud University Medical City (KSUMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Head of the Medical Education Division at the Department of Emergency Medicine. -- Author, Founder & Cheif Editor of - 2016 ©
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