What is included in outpatient care following treatment 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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See the list below:

  • After hospital discharge, continue physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

  • Administer medications for vasospasm and to prevent complications such as seizures, urinary tract infections, or venous thromboses.

  • Following definitive treatment of a cerebral aneurysm with either endovascular or surgical obliteration, serial imaging studies should be obtained as an outpatient. Various imaging modalities, including CTA, 1.5 or 3T MRA, and conventional angiography may be used. The use of noninvasive angiographic techniques for serial evaluation has grown in recent years. [17]


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