Are routine intensive care admissions needed after endovascular treatment of unruptured aneurysms?

A. M. Burrows, A. A. Rabinstein, H. J. Cloft, D. F. Kallmes, Giuseppe Lanzino

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Abstract

Routine intensive care unit monitoring is common after elective embolization of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. In this series of 200 consecutive endovascular procedures for unruptured intracranial aneurysms, 65% of patients were triaged to routine (non-intensive care unit) floor care based on intraoperative findings, aneurysm morphology, and absence of major co-morbidities. Only 1 patient (0.5%) required subsequent transfer to the intensive care unit for management of a perioperative complication. The authors conclude that patients without major co-morbidities, intraoperative complications, or complex aneurysm morphology can be safely observed in a regular ward rather than being admitted to the intensive care unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2199-2201
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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