Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Bret Michaels Condition
With the news breaking about Bret Michaels’ brain hemorrhage, people are staring to become curious as to what exactly Bret Michaels experienced, and what his medical symptoms are.
Bret Michaels was officially diagnosed with suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding at the base of his brain stem).
What is a subarachnoid hemorrhage (or brain hemorrhage)?
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) implies the presence of blood within the subarachnoid space from some pathologic process. The common medical use of the term SAH refers to the nontraumatic types of hemorrhages, usually from rupture of a berry aneurysm orarteriovenous malformation (AVM). The scope of this article is limited to these nontraumatic hemorrhages.
- An estimated 10-15% of patients die before reaching the hospital. Mortality rate reaches as high as 40% within the first week. About half die in the first 6 months.
- Mortality and morbidity rates increase with age and poorer overall health of the patient.
- Advances in the management of subarachnoid hemorrhage have resulted in a relative reduction in mortality rate that exceeds 25%. However, more than one third of survivors have major neurologic deficits.
Based on these kinds of numbers and statistics, we know that Bret Michaels is not in good condition at all.
We need to be praying for him, his family, and his children and also for the medical staff that are currently working hard to preserve his life.
Bret Michaels was said to have experienced excruciating headaches late Thursday night when he was rushed to a hospital and immediately admitted to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) where he has been listed in critical condition.