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October 1959

An Arteriographic Study of Cerebrovascular Disease

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Cornell Neurological and Neurosurgical Service, Bellevue Hospital.

AMA Arch Neurol. 1959;1(4):435-442. doi:10.1001/archneur.1959.03840040079004

As part of a larger study of cerebrovascular disease, covering its diagnosis, natural history, and therapy with anticoagulants, this study was designed to evaluate the information to be gained and the risk involved in intracranial arteriography in patients with stroke. There is still difference of opinion concerning the safety of this procedure in the presence of degenerative cerebrovascular disease, as reported by several authors.1-15 Emphasis was predominantly placed on the usefulness of the carotid arteriogram in helping to differentiate between cerebral thrombosis and intracerebral hemorrhage prior to anticoagulant therapy, especially when a record of the patient's history was nonexistent or incomplete. As the study progressed, the correlation between the severity of the clinically evident neurological defects and the nonfilling of the various cerebral arteries was also investigated.

Material and Method  The patients in this study were all admitted to the Second (Cornell) Neurological and Medical Division of Bellevue Hospital

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