Changes of Consciousness Level and Blood Pressure of Acute Stroke Patients Administering Mannitol Therapy
Keywords:Hemorrhagic stroke, Acute phase, Cerebral edema, Mannitol therapy
Objects: To analyze changes in consciousness level and blood pressure of acute stoke patients administering
Methods: The study was a descriptive cohort. Thirty-four respondents were applied to selecting by purposive
sampling. Data were analyzed by descriptive.
Results: The results showed that there was an improvement in consciousness level (GCS). The improvement
in the patient’s level of consciousness occurred after more than twenty-four hours of getting mannitol therapy.
While the blood pressure until the third day, there were still suffering from hypertension.
Conclusion: Improvements in consciousness level after administering mannitol therapy indicate loss of
cerebral edema, improvement in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and brain perfusion pressure (CPP), and repair
of damaged nerve cells.
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