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Neurol Clin. 2008 Nov;26(4):963-85, viii-ix. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2008.06.001.

Acute hemorrhagic stroke pathophysiology and medical interventions: blood pressure control, management of anticoagulant-associated brain hemorrhage and general management principles.

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Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, Section of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurological Critical Care, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 912 South Wood Street, Room 855N, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. testai@uic.edu

Abstract

Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage is a neurologic emergency that accounts for about 10% to 20% of all strokes. Few patients suffering from intracerebral hemorrhage are expected to be independent 6 months after the event. This article reviews the pathophysiology and general medical management principles of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, including the acute management of elevated blood pressure and management of anticoagulant-associated intracerebral hemorrhage.

PMID:
19026899
DOI:
10.1016/j.ncl.2008.06.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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