CODE-ICH

Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH) is an emergency and should be treated as one.

ICH is a hemorrhagic stroke, one of the most deadly and disabling diseases in the world.

Our CODE-ICH group is dedicated to RESEARCH and EDUCATION in ICH.

We have an incredible opportunity to save brain function and save lives

  • ICH is a hemorrhagic stroke
  • A small blood vessel ruptures, causing bleeding in the brain
  • People suddenly lose brain function
    • They may not be able to talk
    • They may have facial drooping
    • They may not be able to move one side of the body
    • They may not be able to wake up or walk
hemorrhagic stroke illustration
Stop the bleeding; Keep the patient breathing; Minimize loss of brain function; Optimize brain recovery

Code-ICH is an emergency!

  1. We need to stop the bleeding.
  2. We need to make sure the patient keeps breathing.
  3. There are lots of things we can do to prevent more loss of brain function.
  4. There are lots of things we can do to optimize brain recovery.

Code-ICH: bundled care in the critical first hours

CODE-ICH bundled care in the critical first hours
Blood pressure
  • Lower BP within 60 minutes
  • Smooth controlled BP reduction¬†
Anticoagulation reversal
  • Reverse within 60 minutes
Surgical treatment

Early evaluation for surgical intervention