Herbal remedies for improving dilation of blood vessels in the brain

(Natural News) Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a rare condition caused by the sudden tightening of blood vessels that supply oxygen to the brain. It is characterized by severe ‘thunderclap’ headaches – with or without neurological symptoms – and in some cases, occasional seizures. RCVS can also lead to ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. Traditionally, two...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics, risk factors, treatment, and outcomes of pediatric stroke cases. A total of 118 patients diagnosed with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS), hemorrhagic stroke, and sinovenous thrombosis (SVT) between January 2000 and December 2011 were included. Neonatal cases were excluded. Demographic and clinical findings were retrospectively examined from medical records. We identified 118 patients with stroke. The age of the patients ranged from 1 to 215 months (17.92 y), with a mean age of 5.19±5.25 years. AIS accounted for the majority of cases (n=69, 58.5...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
We report a case of moyamoya disease with epileptic nystagmus. A 23-year-old woman presented with a headache and transient hemiparesis on her left side. Magnetic resonance imaging showed no ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke lesions. Digital subtraction angiography confirmed stenosis of the terminal portion of the right internal carotid artery and the formation of moyamoya vessels on the right side. 123I-N-isopropyl-iodoamphetamine (123I-IMP) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) showed decreased uptake in the right basal ganglia, frontal, and parietal regions. After electroencephalography (EEG) and a hyperventila...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionPICAD with ischemic stroke is likely under-diagnosed due to the following reasons; 1) patients present with neurological deficits that are non-specific and mild, 2) DSA, which is a gold standard of diagnosing PICAD is not regularly performed in these patients, 3) lack of predisposing factors associated with PICAD in some patients. The mild and non-specific clinical presentation in young adults with PICAD with ischemia probably due to their ability to compensate better given low incidences of other comorbidities. Further investigation regarding the underlying etiology of isolated PICAD, association of proximal PIC...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review details the frequency of and ways in which migraine can be both an ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack mimic (false positive) and chameleon (false negative). We additionally seek to clarify the complex relationships between migraine and cerebrovascular diseases with regard to diagnostic error.Recent FindingsNearly 2% of all patients evaluated emergently for possible stroke have an ultimate diagnosis of migraine; approximately 18% of all stroke mimic patients treated with intravenous thrombolysis have a final diagnosis of migraine. Though the treatment of a patient with migraine wi...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionCause or consequences of the renal disease, HT must be properly treated in order to reach the recommended targeted blood pressure values. The time required to take charge the hypertensive stroke determines the prognosis. The challenge is to optimize the health care sector to reduce mortality and sequelae.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Intracranial artery dissection secondary to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is far less common than cerebral aneurysm. A 55-year-old man presented a sudden onset of headache and disturbed consciousness caused by ischemic stroke in the bilateral frontal lobes with minor subarachnoid hemorrhage. The bilateral anterior cerebral arteries were firstly occluded and re-perfused with irregular narrowing and dilation in 3 days after stroke onset, indicating dissection. He was diagnosed with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease by abdominal CT findings and by his family history though his renal function was almost normal.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionPICAD with ischemic stroke is likely under-diagnosed due to the following reasons; 1) patients present with neurological deficits that are non-specific and mild, 2) DSA, which is a gold standard of diagnosing PICAD is not regularly performed in these patients, 3) lack of predisposing factors associated with PICAD in some patients. The mild and non-specific clinical presentation in young adults with PICAD with ischemia probably due to their ability to compensate better given low incidences of other comorbidities. Further investigation regarding the underlying etiology of isolated PICAD, association of proximal PIC...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewMaternal morbidity and mortality is rising in the USA, and maternal stroke is a major contributor. Here, we review the epidemiology, risk factors, and current recommendations for diagnosis and acute treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke during pregnancy and postpartum, focusing on recent evidence.Recent FindingsThe incidence of maternal stroke has risen in recent years, possibly due to increasing rates of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The risk of maternal stroke is highest in the peripartum and early postpartum period. Preeclampsia is highly associated with reversible cerebral vas...
Source: Current Atherosclerosis Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSRepeat bypass surgery was feasible and effective to reduce further incidence of headache attack, transient ischemic attack, and ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke in moyamoya disease patients. Through precise radiological analysis, surgical procedures should be planned to yield maximal therapeutic effects. PMID: 31151103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
ConclusionPreclinical models suggest a key role for enhanced SD susceptibility and microembolization to explain both the occurrence of migraine attacks and the increased stroke risk in migraineurs. Therapeutic targeting of SD and microembolic events, or potential causes thereof, will be promising for treatment of aura and may also prevent ischemic infarction in vulnerable brains.
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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