Dr. Anand Veeravagu explains how a blast causes a swift change in pressure that generates a wave of wind, sound, and/or debris that, in turn, can damage a person's brain through a microtrauma or microbleed.
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Produced by Christian Lindstrom and Justin Rhodes, BrainLine Military.
Anand Veeravagu, MD is a neurosurgeon in training at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a former White House fellow and special assistant to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. He previously served as chief neurosurgery resident at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital.