Subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage: natural history, prognosis, and precursive factors in the Framingham Study.

@article{Sacco1984SubarachnoidAI,
  title={Subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage: natural history, prognosis, and precursive factors in the Framingham Study.},
  author={Ralph L. Sacco and Philip A. Wolf and Nadir E. Bharucha and S L Meeks and William Bernard Kannel and Luc Charette and Patricia Mannix Mcnamara and Eric Palmer and RA. D'Agostino},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1984},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={847-54}
}
No uniformly accepted hypothesis explains the genesis and rupture of intracranial aneurysms. We followed 5,184 men and women prospectively for 26 years; 36 cases of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) accounted for 62% of all intracranial hemorrhages. Blood pressure before SAH was higher in these patients than in controls. Definite hypertension (greater than or equal to 160 mm Hg and/or greater than or equal to 95 mm Hg) at entry to the study or at closest exam before SAH was more frequent… CONTINUE READING

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