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?
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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.
Last updated Mar 15, 2018
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