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Angiology. 1999 Apr;50(4):327-30.

Thalamic hemorrhage following carotid endarterectomy-induced labile blood pressure: controlling the liability with clonidine--a case report.

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Department of Hypertension and Nephrology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA.

Abstract

Carotid endarterectomy can lead to alterations in baroreceptor sensitivity. Impairment of this sensitivity can in turn lead to volatility of blood pressure (baroreflex failure syndrome--BFS). Rapid elevations in blood pressure can cause hypertensive encephalopathy in a patient with BFS. A patient is presented with hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage associated with BFS.

PMID:
10225469
DOI:
10.1177/000331979905000409
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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