Risk Stratification of Sudden Headache

This week we try something different. I interview the lead author of a recent paper on a proposed risk stratification approach to the investigation of Sudden headache. We risk stratify heart disease, we stratify pulmonary embolism and so many other things in the emergency department….why not sudden onset of headache. We know that at most,…

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Sudden Headache in 2016: Let’s start to question

Here I am, in front of a 43 year old female patient who tells me that she had a sudden headache 4 hours ago. It’s like someone hit her on the back of the head. She is not distraught, nor upset, but texting hurriedly on her smartphone. The headache occurred whilst she was at her…

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