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Cerebrovascular Disease Wednesday AM lecture series Mitch Deshazer
Focus on the basics Stroke: ischemic, hemorrhagic Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Stroke guidelines in 1 slide 1.Clinical diagnosis 2.Yell “Please page a Brain Attack to room X” 3.Resume coffee drinking while watching the fun.
What the Brain Attack team does, as per 2008 guidelines 1.Clinical diagnosis 2.NIH stroke scale 3.CT/MRI to confirm dx and determine type of stroke (level 1A recc), CT just as good as MRI
Then things diverge a bit Ischemic stroke: – Supportive care: airway/breathing, fever control*, BP control if SBP over 180 for tPA, 220 otherwise*; (safe to restart outpt HTN meds in 24 hrs; CHHIPS study), euglycemia. – Go quick quick to tPA.
IA tPA? What about with mechanical lysis added on?
Time to treatment: >6 but <24 hours
Stuff that doesn’t work Heparin/ASA* Hemodilution Vasodialators Induced hypertension if pt hypotensive Combinations of thrombolytics ↓ “neuroprotective” agents—see next slide
No data on prophylactic anticonvulsants In ischemic stroke
The bleedy kind
To Do list- intracerebral bleed Image head Check for and correct coagulopathy (prothrombin complex concentrates or FFP, but NOT fVII) Take blood pressure down to SBP 140s* Fix hypoglycemia, not sure what to do with hyperglycemia; fix fever #, DVT SQ heparin ok after day 1-4 if no bleeding I guess we should call neurosurgery
The other level 1A recommendation (clinical seizures only) Prophylaxis changes the frequency, but no evidence that seizures change outcomes
All data about ICH, etc from TBI literature
Within TBI literature, ICP monitors define 3 patient populations 1) Normal ICP 2) Abnormal ICP that responds to treatment; type of treatment appears unimportant 3) Abnormal ICP that doesn’t respond to treatment
Data for ICP monitor in hemorrhagic stroke
What about the ventricles? *
What about surgery?
The ICH score is determined by adding the score from each component as follows: 1)Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score 3 to 4 (= 2 points); GCS 5 to 12 (= 1 point) and GCS 13 to 15 (= 0 points) 2)ICH volume ≥30 cm3 (= 1 point), ICH volume <30 cm3 (= 0 points) 3)Intraventricular extension of hemorrhage present (= 1 point); absent (= 0 points) 4)Infratentorial origin yes (= 1 point); no (= 0 points) 5)Age ≥80 (= 1 point); <80 (= 0 points) Thirty-day mortality rates increased steadily with ICH score; mortality rates for ICH scores of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 were 13, 26, 72, 97, and 100 percent, respectively. No patient with an ICH score of 0 died, and none had a score of 6 in the cohort Prognosis
Clinical Presentation “Worst headache of my life”--80% Sentinel bleed—10% AMS, vomiting, seizures, stiff neck, focal deficits Diagnosis: CT scan, if negative LP If positive, then either CTA, MRA, or angiography to spot the lesion
Hunt & Hess grading scale Asymptomatic, mild headache, slight nuchal rigidity--1 Moderate to severe headache, nuchal rigidity, no neurologic deficit other than cranial nerve pals--2 Drowsiness / confusion, mild focal neurologic deficit--3 Stupor, moderate-severe hemiparesis--4 Coma, decerebrate posturing--5
General Concepts in management Establish baseline TCD to watch for vasospasm DVT with SCD until after coil/clip, then SQ hep Get rid of all blood thinners Nimodipine, baby. HyperNa done frequently but without data Fluctuations in BP thought to cause rebleed, so keep it even. Absolute value unclear. Fix hypoxia, hypo- or hyperglycemia, pH
Stuff that doesn’t work Antfibrinolytic therapy—stops bleeding but causes more ischemic strokes Hypothermia Hemodilution, Hypertension, hypervolemia (triple H therapy)
Stuff that might work Infusion of urokinase into CSF to prevent vasospasm Statins to prevent vasospasm Magnesium sulfate to prevent vasospasm Unclear how to prevent rebleed