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Bilateral Asymmetrical Asterixis as Limb-shaking Transient Ischemic Attack in Bilateral Carotid Stenosis.
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PMID:  25440334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Asterixis as limb-shaking transient ischemic attack (TIA) is rare and poorly understood. Bilateral asymmetrical asterixis as limb-shaking TIA has not been reported in carotid stenosis. A 69-year-old gentleman presented with a TIA episode (dysarthria, right-arm weakness, and numbness). Bilateral asterixis was observed and was more severe on the right side. No prior infarcts were noted in the thalamus. Liver function was normal. A computerized tomography angiogram revealed 85%stenosis of the right internal carotid artery (ICA) and 65% stenosis of the left ICA. Three days after left ICA endarterectomy, the patient had complete disappearance of bilateral asterixis, with the right side showing initial improvement. The bilateral asterixis observed is proposed to be secondary to hemodynamic impairment and hypoperfusion of certain brain territory with resolution on revasculari-zation.
Authors:
Shaida Khan; Eric Chang; Georgia Saniuk; Ty Shang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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