Elevated serum alkaline phosphatase is linked to functional deterioration following ischemic stroke

Takeaway

  • Elevated serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels are associated with vasospasm, delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI)‑caused clinical deterioration, and functional outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH).

Why this matters ?

  • ALP has previously been associated with poor outcome in ischemic stroke patients, and has now been associated with unfavorable outcomes after aSAH suggesting a potential to be an outcome predictor.