Headache – Pathophysiology
Headache – Pathophysiology

Headache – Pathophysiology

by Carlo Raj, MD

Most headaches are benign, and most patients can be safely treated and discharged with minimal workup. However, many serious and life-threatening conditions may present with headaches. Recognition, evaluation, and appropriate management of these dangerous secondary headaches are critical for preventing long-term disability or death. A primary physician’s role is to look for red flags—signs and symptoms from the history and physical that would point to a more serious underlying pathology. The emergency provider must decide which patients require immediate further testing, such as laboratory studies and imaging, to confirm the diagnosis and to direct management. In addition to diagnosing and managing life-threatening causes of a headache, the physician must be well versed in treating common primary headache disorders, as proper management of the natural course of the disease may improve patient outcomes.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:38 h
  • Quiz questions 20
  • Concept Pages 19


Your Educators of course Headache – Pathophysiology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Ekaterina I. on 14. December 2020 for Headache – Pathophysiology

I'm very grateful for these lectures, they are fascinating and short, everything we need for the exam!

Love Dr. Raj
By Daniyel B. on 24. October 2020 for Headache – Pathophysiology

Great instructor, he is extremely thorough, efficient, and gives high yield information.

Great complement
By Daniel Y. on 15. September 2020 for Sub-Acute Headache, Chronic Headache and Migraine

i was reading the reviews and there is a big mistake, this lecture it's a resume, it can't be your only source of information, so don't cry about it and use it with your books.

Very nice
By RUBEN G. on 04. August 2020 for Headache – Pathophysiology

Dr Carlo Raj has a unique way of telling you the important stuff. Also the summary in the end of every great