Prevention and treatment of vasospasm.

  title={Prevention and treatment of vasospasm.},
  author={Anna Levati and C Solaini and Luigi Boselli},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical sciences},
  volume={42 1 Suppl 1},
Cerebral vasospasm is a frequent and severe complication of SAH. Angiographic vasospasm may be seen in 70% of patients and delayed cerebral ischemic deficits are observed in 30% of patients. Since vasodilator drugs cannot reverse cerebral vasospasm, treatment is directed to prevent vasospasm and to prevent or reverse ischemic deficits. The mainstay of treatment of vasospasm is the hypertensive hypervolemia dilution (triple H therapy); the mainstay of prevention is the calcium channel blocker… CONTINUE READING

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