Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is a neurological emergency with high mortality rates.
Most common causes are rupture of aneurysm (congenital/infectious/traumatic) or rupture of arteriovenous malformation.
Cardiac abnormalities are present in more than 50% of patients with SAH.
Patients with SAH can have myocardial ischemia due to the increased level of circulating catecholamines or to autonomic stimulation from the brain.
ECG 1 Subarachnoid hemorrhage in a 40-year old patient
- ST elevations mimicking STEMI/pericarditis (II, III, aVF, V1-V3)