How can intracranial pressure management help patients with intracerebral hemorrhage?


  • Patients with moderately severe intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) who receive intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring and management have a reduced risk of mortality at 6 months compared with patients who do not receive this mode of therapy.

Why this matters?

  • Although ICH accounts for a small proportion of stroke cases, it is the third leading cause of stroke-related morbidity and mortality.

  • While guideline recommendations include ICP management and monitoring, specific advice on how to optimally perform these are unknown.

  • Findings from this study highlight the need to develop standardized practice recommendations for the management of ICH by treating and monitoring ICP.