Risk factors for poor prognosis following nontraumatic spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage

Takeaway

  • Nontraumatic spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) has a high rate of mortality and poor patient outcomes compared with ischemic stroke, with risk factors for poorer outcomes including history of hypertension and previous oral anticoagulation.

Why this matters

    Practitioners and public health officials may wish to consider which risk factors for poor prognosis following nontraumatic SICH could be appropriate targets for risk reduction efforts.