Cohort study identifying risk factors for early and late death after intracerebral hemorrhage

Takeaway

  • The effects of baseline variables on mortality changes over time after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Not all baseline factors associated with early mortality after ICH are associated with mortality >6 months after the initial event.

Why this matters

  • Most research on post-ICH outcomes focuses on term mortality within 6 months of the index event. Many of the factors associated with early mortality are related to ICH severity, which is reflected in prognostic scores aimed at predicting short-term outcomes.

  • An improved understanding of the factors that influence “late” (>6 months post-ICH event) mortality may identify potentially modifiable risk factors that could improve long-term outcomes.