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What's the best treatment for a vertebral artery dissection?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Conservative

Typically with anticoagulation/coumadin or antiplatelets for 3-6 months.
Rarely with require stent placement.

In brief: Conservative

Typically with anticoagulation/coumadin or antiplatelets for 3-6 months.
Rarely with require stent placement.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There's nothing good

The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.
5/100, 000), affect women to men 3:1 and can cause stroke in people head trauma, yoga, painting a ceiling. 50% have hbp. Treatment is supportive. Blood thinners are used if bleeding is ruled out. Surgery is not usually an option.

In brief: There's nothing good

The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.
5/100, 000), affect women to men 3:1 and can cause stroke in people head trauma, yoga, painting a ceiling. 50% have hbp. Treatment is supportive. Blood thinners are used if bleeding is ruled out. Surgery is not usually an option.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No good treatment

The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.
5/100, 000), affect women to men 3:1 and can cause stroke in people head trauma, yoga, painting a ceiling. 50% have hbp. Treatment is supportive. Blood thinners are used if bleeding is ruled out. Surgery is not usually an option.

In brief: No good treatment

The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.
5/100, 000), affect women to men 3:1 and can cause stroke in people head trauma, yoga, painting a ceiling. 50% have hbp. Treatment is supportive. Blood thinners are used if bleeding is ruled out. Surgery is not usually an option.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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