Epidemiology, Prognosis and Prevention of Non-Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Author(s): Christian Weimar*, Julian Kleine-Borgmann

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 23 , Issue 15 , 2017

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Background: Spontaneous non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has a worse prognosis than ischemic stroke. The purpose of this review was to update the reader on epidemiology, prognosis and secondary prevention strategies of ICH.

Methods: We performed a selected review from the literature including recent original articles and meta-analyses.

Results: ICH has an overall incidence of 24.6 per 100.000 patient years, which is considerably higher in Asian populations. Despite some progress in acute interventions and a great increase in clinical studies over the last decade, mortality of ICH remains high. In addition, survivors remain at increased risk of recurrent hemorrhagic as well as ischemic stroke.

Conclusion: Knowledge on risk factors and prevention strategies can greatly decrease the incidence of ICH and improve prognosis of ICH survivors.

Keywords: Intracerebral hemorrhage, ICH, epidemiology, prognosis, thrombosis prevention, stroke recurrence, anticoagulation.

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Year: 2017
Published on: 15 June, 2017
Page: [2193 - 2196]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1381612822666161027152234
Price: $65

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