Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes (RCVS) are characterized by recurrent, severe “thunderclap” headaches and multifocal cerebral arterial narrowing and dilatation, often complicated by ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes or reversible brain edema. RCVS affects young individuals, mostly women, and have been associated with diverse conditions such as pregnancy, migraine, vasoconstrictive drug use, pheochromocytoma, and neurosurgical procedures. The prognosis is usually excellent, with most patients recovering completely or near-completely within days to weeks.
Apr. 05, 2020