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VIDEO: Drug cocktail beats single agent in subarachnoid hemorrhage vasospasm treatment


 

SAN DIEGO - An intra-arterial infusion drug cocktail of nicardipine, verapamil, and nitroglycerin appears to work better than nicardipine or verapamil alone – the usual approach – to open up cerebral vasospasms after subarachnoid hemorrhage. The early results are so promising that lead investigator Dr. Peng Roc Chen, a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon at the University of Texas, Houston, and his colleagues are following up with a randomized controlled trial. Dr. Chen explained the project to us at this year’s International Stroke Conference.

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