Guidelines for the management seizures Associated With aSAH

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-In-Chief: Sara Mehrsefat, M.D. [2]

2012 AHA/ASA Guidelines for the Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage[1]

Management of Seizures Associated With aSAH: Recommendations

Class III (Harm)
"1. The routine long-term use of anticonvulsants is not recommended (Level of Evidence: B)"
Class IIb
"1. The use of prophylactic anticonvulsants may be considered in the immediate posthemorrhagic period (Level of Evidence: B)"
"2. The routine long-term use of anticonvulsants may be considered for patients with known risk factors for delayed seizure disorder, such as prior seizure, intracerebral hematoma, intractable hypertension, infarction, or aneurysm at the middle cerebral artery (Level of Evidence: B)"

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  1. Guidelines for the Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2012/05/03/STR.0b013e3182587839

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