Effect of Red Blood Cell Transfusion on Brain Metabolism in Patients With Subarachnoid Hemorrhage


Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Aneurysmal SAH confirmed by angiography
2. Hemoglobin < 12.5 gm/dl
3. One of the following:
- Considered at increased risk for vasospasm by care team
- Angiographic vasospasm
- Delayed ischemic deficit
4. Able to be studied within 2 weeks after subarachnoid hemorrhage

Exclusion Criteria

1. Active Coronary Artery Disease
2. Severe congestive heart failure
3. Jehovah's witness
4. Unable to obtain appropriately matched blood
5. Other contraindications for transfusion
6. Pregnancy