What are the medical treatment options for cerebral aneurysms?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Medical therapy of cerebral aneurysms involves general supportive measures and prevention of complications for individuals who are in the periprocedural period or are poor surgical candidates. Treatment decisions should be based on the clinical status of the patient, vascular anatomy of the aneurysm, and surgical or endovascular considerations.

Medical management of aneurysmal SAH is orchestrated in the ICU, with cardiac monitoring and placement of an arterial line.


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