Neurologic Deficit

Some patients may present with a progressive neurological deficit such as hemiparesis, aphasia or dementia secondary to cerebral steal syndrome. Cerebral steal syndrome refers to the diversion of blood flow through low-pressure arteriovenous connections within high-flow AVMs. This diversion of cerebral blood flow prevents adequate perfusion of the surrounding brain. Additionally, cerebral ischemia from cerebral steal syndrome may be aggravated by venous hypertension caused by high-pressure arterial blood prematurely entering the venous system.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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