Role of transcranial doppler ultrasonography in evaluation of patients with cerebrovascular disease

Vijay K. Sharma, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Annabelle Y. Lao, Andrei Alexandrov

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Abstract

Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) is the only noninvasive examination method that enables the reliable evaluation of blood flow from the basal intracerebral vessels, adding physiologic information to the anatomic images. TCD is relatively inexpensive, can be performed at bedside, and allows monitoring in acute emergency settings and for prolonged periods with a high temporal resolution, making it ideal for studying dynamic cerebrovascular responses. In acute stroke, TCD is capable of providing rapid information about the hemodynamic status of the cerebral circulation and monitoring recanalization in real-time, with a potential for enhancing tissue plasminogen activator-induced thrombolysis. Extended applications such as emboli monitoring, right-to-left shunt detection, and vasomotor reactivity make TCD an important and valuable tool for evaluating stroke mechanisms, planning and monitoring treatment, and determining prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-20
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Doppler Transcranial Ultrasonography
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Stroke
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Embolism
Emergencies
Hemodynamics

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  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Role of transcranial doppler ultrasonography in evaluation of patients with cerebrovascular disease. / Sharma, Vijay K.; Tsivgoulis, Georgios; Lao, Annabelle Y.; Alexandrov, Andrei.

In: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 8-20.

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