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  • AdventHealth Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Winter Park, FL

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    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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    San Francisco, CA

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  • August 06, 2021
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  • Awareness

Woman’s “terrible headache” turns out to be a serious brain bleed

 

Karen Smith-Gattuso has had no major health concerns and has never been in an ambulance or hospital as a patient during her 69-year old life. She also never takes medication. It was particularly unusual for her to feel unwell and alarming to have a “terrible headache” that would not go away. She dialed 9-1-1.

Karen had the wherewithal to text her cat sitter and unlock her front door for emergency medical services before laying down on her bed — the last thing she remembers before waking up in the intensive care unit (ICU).

 

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