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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a life-threatening condition where there's bleeding into the space surrounding the brain, increasing pressure on it. It's a type of stroke and is often caused by head trauma or the bursting and leaking of a dilated blood vessel on the brain's surface. Risk factors include high blood pressure, excessive alcohol consumption, and drug abuse.

Symptoms of subarachnoid hemorrhage

  • Speech that does not make sense, or behavior that is strange

  • Pain over the back of my head

  • Seizure

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Headache

  • Fine nystagmus

  • Double vision

  • Forehead pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for subarachnoid hemorrhage

  • Do others think you speak incoherently or act irrationally?

  • Do you have pain at the back of your head?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Are you experiencing an inability to move one side of your body?

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

Treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage

This medical emergency requires immediate attention in a hospital. Treatment involves open or minimally invasive surgical procedures to stop the bleeding and ensure enough blood supply to the brain.

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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