Cerebral amyloid angiopathy presenting as transient ischemic attacks. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1985 Dec;63(6):963-4. doi: 10.3171/jns.1985.63.6.0963.


Cerebral amyloid angiography can cause ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA's), as illustrated by this case report and literature review. It is possible that the use of anticoagulant or platelet-antiaggregant drugs in elderly patients with TIA's but no angiographic abnormalities may increase the risk of hemorrhage from unsuspected amyloid angiopathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Amyloidosis / complications*
  • Amyloidosis / diagnosis
  • Anticoagulants / adverse effects
  • Aspirin / adverse effects
  • Brain / blood supply
  • Brain Diseases / complications*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / diagnosis
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology*
  • Male


  • Anticoagulants
  • Aspirin