Dehydration as a predictor of outcomes in people with cerebral venous thrombosis

Takeaway

  • In people who have suffered a cerebral venous thrombosis, dehydration is a predictor for mortality as well as both short- and long-term unfavourable outcomes.

Why this matters

  • Dehydration frequently occurs in people who suffer an ischemic stroke, but it is unclear whether a relationship between dehydration and poor outcomes exists in people who have suffered a cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), a rare stroke cause by venous blood clotting.