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What is the role of nimodipine in treating subarachnoid haemorrhage?
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In brief: Unfortunately little
At various times, thought perhaps a calcium channel blocker might curtail the vasospasm associated with blood in the subarachnoid space, and prevent the additional onset of a stroke, but quite clear years ago, that effect was minimal at best.
Do not really see it used in acute bleeding anymore, as outcomes were disappointing.

In brief: Unfortunately little
At various times, thought perhaps a calcium channel blocker might curtail the vasospasm associated with blood in the subarachnoid space, and prevent the additional onset of a stroke, but quite clear years ago, that effect was minimal at best.
Do not really see it used in acute bleeding anymore, as outcomes were disappointing.
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