U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Brazil
A 26-year-old female asked:

right hypoplastic vertebral artery with pica on mrv. severe headaches. auras. vertebral insufficiency symptoms. how can this be managed?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Vascular Steal: When complications of vascular disease create neurologic symptoms, it's best to confer with a vascular surgeon and neurologist. In most instances, antitcoagulant therapy may be indicated to prevent clots but this depends on "global" disease burden in the head and other health risks. Sometimes vascular stenting can help but given the location, not an option presently. Good BP control essential.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions

A 31-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 59-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 25-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Mar 15, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.