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Intensive Care of the Neurointerventional Patient

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The post-procedure intensive care of neuroinventional patients is integral to patient good outcomes. Neurointerventional patients may present either electively or emergently. In situations, the neurointensivist should be prepared and anticipate patient needs. The “time is brain” principle is highly relevant in the neurointensive care unit, with perioperative complications requiring rapid diagnosis and quick intervention. Communication between physicians taking care of the patient is also key. This chapter summarizes the neurocritical care needs after neurointerventional procedures. These procedures include aneurysm coiling, carotid stenting, intracranial embolization procedures, and acute stroke interventions, among others.

Keywords

  • Neurocritical care
  • Intensive care
  • Critical care
  • Post-procedure care
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Vascular access site complication
  • Groin hematoma
  • Increased intracranial pressure

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Kalia, J.S., Feen, E., Kumar, A. (2015). Intensive Care of the Neurointerventional Patient. In: Edgell, R., Savitz, S., Dalfino, J. (eds) Neurointervention in the Medical Specialties. Current Clinical Neurology. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1942-0_3

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