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Original Article

Determinants of Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm and the Presenting Symptoms among Patients with SAH Admitted at a Tertiary Care Center in North India

Mahendra Kumar, Ashish Aggarwal, Monaliza Mittal

Citation Information : Kumar M, Aggarwal A, Mittal M. Determinants of Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm and the Presenting Symptoms among Patients with SAH Admitted at a Tertiary Care Center in North India. 2021; 14 (1):2-7.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12172

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Introduction: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a serious disease with high rates of mortality and morbidity. The current study is carried out to assess the risk factors and clinical profile of the patients with aneurysmal SAH presenting to a tertiary care center in India. Materials and methods: A single-center cross-sectional study was carried out on 65 cerebral aneurysm patients with an aneurysmal SAH. The sociodemographic details, comorbidities, risk factors, and the presenting symptoms experienced by the patients at the time of rupture of aneurysm were recorded by using a pre-validated questionnaire. Results: The age of the participants ranged between 41 and 55 years and the majority were female. Maximum had experienced severe headache followed by vomiting and neck stiffness before rupturing of the aneurysm. Age above 45 years followed by hypertension, female gender, and smoking were identified as major risk factors among the study subjects. Conclusion: Advanced age, smoking, and female gender are found main risk factors with severe headache, vomiting, and neck rigidity as main symptoms. Risk factors and symptoms are important to know for future research and preparing treatment modules.

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