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Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)
Bleeding into the space around the brain (the subarachnoid space).
A potential delayed complication of a ruptured aneurysm in which blood
vessels in the brain spasm, or narrow, limiting blood flow to vital areas of the
brain. This can result in stroke or brain tissue damage.
The content of this booklet was reviewed by members of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
Medical Advisory Board, September 2017.