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Poster presented at 2014 International Heart & Brain Summit, Columbus, Ohio, October 25, 2014.

Allied manuscript:

Okabe T, Kanzaria M, Rincon F, Kraft WK. Cardiac Abnormalities after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: The Role of Cardiovascular Protection to Improve Clinical Outcome. Neurocritical Care. 2013;18(2):271-84. [PMID: 23238984]



Various cardiac abnormalities, including dysrhythmias, left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, and myocardial injury, are commonly seen after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In patients taking a beta-blocker (BB) chronically, the medication is generally discontinued after hospitalization due to the concern of compromising cerebral perfusion. We hypothesized that sudden BB discontinuation might inadvertently lead to an increased incidence of composite cardiac abnormalities and higher in-hospital mortality in patients presenting with nontraumatic SAH.



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