What is included in the treatment of acute hemorrhagic stroke depend on?

Updated: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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The treatment and management of patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage depends on the cause and severity of the bleeding. Basic life support, as well as control of bleeding, seizures, blood pressure (BP), and intracranial pressure, are critical. Medications used in the treatment of acute stroke include the following:

  • Anticonvulsants - To prevent seizure recurrence

  • Antihypertensive agents - To reduce BP and other risk factors of heart disease

  • Osmotic diuretics - To decrease intracranial pressure in the subarachnoid space

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