Getting to an ER is crucial after a TBI, especially for an injury that is on the more severe side. The quicker doctors can do a CAT scan of the brain, the quicker they can act on their diagnosis.
This is an excerpt from BrainLine's webcast After the Injury: Acute Care and TBI. See full webcast here.
About the author: Jeffrey Bazarian, MD
Dr. Bazarian is an emergency physician with a strong research interest in traumatic brain injury. He is associate professor of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the Center for Neural Development and Disease, University of Rochester Medical Center.
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Punam replied on Permalink
Can somebody tell me what happens when a person is on blood thinner medication and gets a brain bleed????
Cause the Doctors say they can not operate and remove the blood in the brain cause of blood thinners. So what happens then? What are the other options.