JOSEPH F. FAZEKAS, M.D.; JACK KLEH, M.D.; ALVIN E. PARRISH, M.D.
Reversible functional disturbances, localized infarctions and permanent loss of function of the higher centers are complications that may result from varying degrees of cerebral vascular insufficiency induced by hypotension. Cerebral arteriosclerosis may also predispose to similar disturbances. This is understandable since in both conditions the rate of cerebral blood flow may be reduced to values below that compatible with normal cellular activity. When hypotension and cerebral vascular disease coexist, cerebral complications are more likely to occur, since their effects may be additive. Since it is practically impossible to determine the extent of cerebral arteriosclerosis, it can be anticipated that with
FAZEKAS JF, KLEH J, PARRISH AE. CEREBRAL COMPLICATIONS OF HYPOTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:165–172. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-165
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):165-172.
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