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Minerva Anestesiologica 2011 January;77(1):74-84

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language: English

Subarachnoid hemorrhage: an update for the intensivist

Coppadoro A. 1, Citerio G. 2

1 University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Milan, Italy; 2 Neuroanesthesia and Neurointensive Care Unit, Department of Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Milano, Italy


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Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) remains a serious condition with high mortality and disability. In the past decades, there have been improvements in the techniques to secure aneurysms both surgical and endovascular techniques aimed at reducing the risk of future bleeding events. Nevertheless, securing the aneurysm is only the starting point in the care of SAH patients. Intracranial and extracranial complications following SAH are common and impact long-term outcomes. Intensive care management of patients with SAH offers the opportunity to reduce morbidity by reducing secondary insults and preventing complications.

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