Early mortality following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage

J. A. Zurasky, V. Aiyagari, A. R. Zazulia, A. Shackelford, Michael N. Diringer

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The authors reviewed the charts of 1,421 patients with cerebral hemorrhage to determine the cause of death. Limitation or withdrawal of life-sustaining interventions was the most common cause of death (68%) followed by brain death (28%). Neurologic reasons were the most common cause of delayed decisions to withdraw or limit therapy. Brain death was more common in African Americans, whereas life-sustaining interventions were withdrawn or limited early more often in whites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-727
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 22 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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