Critical Care Neurology

The Division of Critical Care Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides multi-specialty care for patients impacted by the most critically ill stages of neurologic diseases including: ischemic stroke, subarachnoid or intracerebral hemorrhage, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, status epilepticus, encephalitis, brain tumor, brain or spinal cord injury, meningitis, and other serious neurologic conditions. The 20-bed Neuro-ICU unit, led by Co-Medical Directors Galen V. Henderson, MD, and Surgical Director William B. Gormley, MD, is one of the largest, dedicated neuroscience ICUs in New England. All rooms are equipped for continuous EEG monitoring and additional technology includes:

  • 24 hour CT scanner with CT angiography and cerebral perfusion studies capabilities
  • 24 hour continuous digital EEG monitoring
  • Transcranial Doppler ultrasound
  • Hypothermia for brain protection
  • Intracranial tissue oxygenation monitors

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