Calcium antagonists for aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.

  title={Calcium antagonists for aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.},
  author={Valery L Feigin and Gabriel J. E. Rinkel and Ale Algra and Marinus Vermeulen and Jan van Gijn},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Rupture of an intracranial aneurysm causes bleeding into the subarachnoid space, which may lead to spasm of the cerebral arteries and ischaemic damage to the brain. Prophylactic use of calcium antagonists in patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms might reduce the risk of ischaemic damage. OBJECTIVES This review aimed to determine whether calcium antagonists improve outcome in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). SEARCH STRATEGY The Cochrane Stroke Group… CONTINUE READING