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aSystolic, diastolic, mean arterial blood pressure, or pulse pressure.

bICH growth.

cGCS, ICH, IVH, location, and age as composite ICH score.

bICH growth.

cGCS, ICH, IVH, location, and age as composite ICH score.

role in determining functional outcome than in predicting initial survival. Several authors suggest that for a given initial stroke severity, long-term functional recovery is better for ICH survivors than for those who suffer infarctions, but this has not been rigorously studied. However, in recent controlled comparison, outcomes were actually slightly poorer in patients with primary ICH than in ischemic stroke patients matched for prestroke disability, early neurologic impairment, and age (2).

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