Loss of consciousness is a common presenting symptom in patients after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to brain aneurysm. Corresponding author Stephan A. Mayer, M.D., of the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and coauthors suggest loss of consciousness may be an indicator of a severe bleeding event and therefore a predictor of death or poor functional outcome a year later, according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology.
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(JAMA Neurol. Published online November 9, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.3188. Available pre-embargo to the media at http://media.
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