I. M. SCHEINKER, M.D.
Cerebral manifestations in acute and chronic heart failure are not uncommon. The underlying pathology may consist of widespread areas of softening disseminated throughout one or both hemispheres. Hemiplegias, aphasias and other clinical syndromes have been observed during or following an acute phase of cardiac failure.1
The purpose of this presentation is to call attention to the frequent occurrence of thrombotic occlusion of small cerebral veins in cases of chronic heart failure. The vascular alteration described as "cerebral vasothrombosis"2 is characterized by thrombotic occlusion of extremely distended and congested small veins. The thrombi are composed of curved strands of fibrin mixed
I. M. SCHEINKER. CEREBRAL VASOTHROMBOSIS IN CARDIAC DISEASES: CLINICOPATHOLOGIC STUDY(CEREBRAL VASOTHROMBOSIS IN CARDIAC DISEASES: CLINICOPATHOLOGIC STUDY*). Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:128–135. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-1-128
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(1):128-135.
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