What care is needed following surgical or endovascular cerebral aneurysm treatment?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Following surgical or endovascular aneurysm treatment, blood pressure is maintained at higher levels to diminish complications associated with vasospasm. Vasospasm usually occurs between days 3 and 21, presenting with headache, decreased level of consciousness, and variable neurological deficits. Serial TCD may be employed to detect trends in cerebral blood flow during this period.


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