Carotid endarterectomy can lead to alterations in baroreceptor sensitivity. Impairment of this sensitivity can in turn lead to volatility of blood pressure (baroreflex failure syndromeBFS). 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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Apr 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine