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The impact of mild hypothermia on vasospasms in patients after severe subarachnoid haemorrhage


SMRČKA Martin JURÁŇ Vilém JURA René GÁL Roman SMRČKA Vladimír

Year of publication 2005
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Scripta medica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Neurology, neurosurgery, neurosciences
Keywords Subarachnoid haemorrhage; Vasospasms; Hypothermia
Description Vasospasms occur in 30% of patients after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The most severe spasms are in patients with Hunt and Hess IV and V, who have usually much blood in the basal cisterns. According to some reports, hypothermia could decrease the incidence and severity of vasospasms in these patients. Hypothermia applied immediately after SAH does not seem to decrease either the incidence or the severity of vasospasms in HH IV and V patients after SAH.

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