An intense headache is not always annoying. It may be a sign of something much more serious, such as a brain aneurysm. The death of a 42-year-old mother of 4 children raises the importance of distinguishing the migraine from the aneurysm.
After this dramatic incident, a neurosurgeon is rushing to highlight the differences between migraine and brain aneurysm.
On April 2017, Eric and Lee Broadway sat outside their home in Matthews, North Carolina, to enjoy a cup of coffee and discuss their plans for Lee’s upcoming 42nd birthday before Eric was leaving for work of.
Just a few hours later Lee sent a written message to Eric’s cell phone. He wrote to him that he needed to return home immediately because he was passing “the worst headache of her life.” Lee suffered from hereditary migraines from the age of 8, but this episode was different …
Unfortunately, two days later, on April 3, 2017, 42-year-old Lee died of complications after a brain aneurysm at the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte. The headache that had the April morning was not a migraine, but a brain aneurysm …
According to doctors, Lee Broadway had a 2nd grade aneurysm when he first arrived in the hospital. Aneurysms are distinguished in grades 1 to 5. 1 is when the patient has all his senses and 5 is when he is now in deep coma. Lee was in relatively good shape when she got to the hospital. But after surgery, she had more bleeding and eventually died.
Dr. Howard A. Riina, professor and vice president of the Neurosurgery Clinic at Langone Medical Center at New York University Hospital, says that the pain associated with a brain aneurysm is described as “the worst headache of one’s life”. It is not surprising that someone will come to the urgency – even if he has a history of headaches or migraines – and he will say he feels like he has “thundered him” or that he has a headache so strong that he can not move. It is this serious, very intense headache that is out of the ordinary.