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Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rare but possible
Vasospasm in the brain occurs when blood and its breakdown products are present in the spinal fluid around blood vessels.
The most common reason is rupture of brain aneurysm, but there are other conditions. Vasospasm causes the larger vessels (arteries, arterioles) to clamp down or contrict, thus reducing blood flow. This can cause strokes or tias.

In brief: Rare but possible
Vasospasm in the brain occurs when blood and its breakdown products are present in the spinal fluid around blood vessels.
The most common reason is rupture of brain aneurysm, but there are other conditions. Vasospasm causes the larger vessels (arteries, arterioles) to clamp down or contrict, thus reducing blood flow. This can cause strokes or tias.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Possible
While the answer is technically yes, most strokes and tias are not caused by vasospasm but rather by plaque rupture, platelet aggregation, and thrombosis.

In brief: Possible
While the answer is technically yes, most strokes and tias are not caused by vasospasm but rather by plaque rupture, platelet aggregation, and thrombosis.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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