Re-evaluating patient communication and care in angiographically negative subarachnoid hemorrhage: Balancing realism and optimism

Sara Khosdelazad*, Jacoba M. Spikman, Sofie Solvang, Marieke J.H. Wermer, Niall Pender, Lieke S. Jorna, Sandra E. Rakers, Anouk van der Hoorn, Mohsen Javadpour, Rob J.M. Groen, Anne M. Buunk

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Abstract

Angiographically negative subarachnoid hemorrhage (anSAH) has traditionally been considered a benign condition, mainly because of favorable outcomes in the acute stage in comparison to the often negative acute outcomes of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. However, a growing body of research in recent years shows that anSAH often leads to cognitive impairments, emotional distress, and difficulties in resuming work or other daily life activities. Therefore, in this position paper, we call for a change in neurological care and a shift in patient communication, emphasizing the importance of addressing patient needs and fostering realistic expectations rather than solely focusing on the benign nature of the condition.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere16257
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume31
Issue number6
Early online date15-Mar-2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2024

Keywords

  • neuropsychology
  • patient care
  • rehabilitation
  • stroke
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage

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