Outcome of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in patients 66 years of age and older

Jan Paul Muizelaar, Marinus Vermeulen, Hans van Crevel, Albert Hijdra, Jan van Gijn, Graham M. Teasdale, Ken W. Lindsay, Gordon D. Murray

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Abstract

The outcome at three months after aneurysmal SAH in a group of older patients and a group of younger patients is compared. The patients were admitted within 72 hours of Their SAH. Of 61 patients 66 years of age and older, comprising 13% of the whole patient group, 52% died, 12% remained dependent and 36% became independent. In the younger group, 55% had an independent outcome (p < 0.01). In contrast to what we expected in the older patient group, not extracranial, but intracranial events (re-bleeds, infarcts, hydrocephalus) were by far the most frequent cause of deterioration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-207
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aneurysm
  • elderly patients
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology

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    Muizelaar, J. P., Vermeulen, M., van Crevel, H., Hijdra, A., van Gijn, J., Teasdale, G. M., Lindsay, K. W., & Murray, G. D. (1988). Outcome of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in patients 66 years of age and older. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 90(3), 203-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/0303-8467(88)90022-4