Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke Pathophysiology and Medical Interventions: Blood Pressure Control, Management of Anticoagulant-Associated Brain Hemorrhage and General Management Principles

Fernando D. Testai, Venkatesh Aiyagari

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)963-985
Number of pages23
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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