Reversible Cerebral Angiopathy: Efficacy of Nimodipine

J Neurol. 2006 Dec;253(12):1585-8. doi: 10.1007/s00415-006-0269-x. Epub 2006 Oct 24.

Abstract

Reversible cerebral angiopathy (RCA) is responsible for disabling headache and potential stroke complications. Most patients respond poorly to analgesics. We describe four patients with typical RCA whose headache rapidly disappeared after IV nimodipine treatment was initiated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / drug therapy*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / pathology
  • Female
  • Headache / complications
  • Headache / drug therapy*
  • Headache / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nimodipine / therapeutic use*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Vasodilator Agents
  • Nimodipine