Journal of Clinical Imaging Science

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-

Bisystolic Vertebral Artery: Critical Finding or can be Ignored?


Pranav Sharma1, Puneet Kochar1, Priti Soin2, Steven Cohen1 
1 Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
2 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weil Cornell College of Medicine, New York, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pranav Sharma
Yale New Haven Health at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut
USA

The carotid Doppler imaging findings in three adults presenting with vertigo, transient speech difficulty and for cardiac prebypass graft surgery revealing two systolic peaks in one of the vertebral arteries. In presteal situations, vertebral artery waveform shows two systolic peaks with sharp first and rounded second systolic peak or two systolic peaks with a deep cleft between the two peaks with antegrade flow. With increase in stenosis to more than 80% there is bidirectional flow and later flow reversal. We discuss the types of presteal vertebral artery waveforms, its clinical implications and brief review of literature.


How to cite this article:
Sharma P, Kochar P, Soin P, Cohen S. Bisystolic Vertebral Artery: Critical Finding or can be Ignored?.J Clin Imaging Sci 2019;9:2-2


How to cite this URL:
Sharma P, Kochar P, Soin P, Cohen S. Bisystolic Vertebral Artery: Critical Finding or can be Ignored?. J Clin Imaging Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Feb 23 ];9:2-2
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