Thrombolytic Therapy for Intraventricular and Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage

  • J. R. Carhuapoma
  • N. J. Naff
  • D. F. Hanley
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 2000)

Abstract

Approximately 500 000 new strokes occur every year in the United States. Fifteen percent of these patients are diagnosed with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and 6% of them die before reaching a hospital. The overall mortality of ICH patients continues to be high, with 30 to 50% mortality rate within the first 30 days and with only 10% of the surviving patients remaining capable of independent living after 30 days. Similarly, 25 000 cases of non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are diagnosed annually in the United States, with 18 000 of them resulting in death or severe disability. The range of neurologic deficits after SAH extends beyond motor or sensory deficits and includes personality changes, memory dysfunction, and reduced ability to work as demonstrated by Ogden and co-workers [1], adding to the social and economical cost to society.

Keywords

Permeability Catheter Ischemia Serine Neurol 

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  • J. R. Carhuapoma
  • N. J. Naff
  • D. F. Hanley

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