Posts Tagged ‘magnetic resonance angiography’

October 15th, 2012

Stable Anticoagulation, Unstable Gait


A 91-year-old man with mild drug-controlled hypertension and atrial fibrillation has long-term, well-managed stability on warfarin anticoagulation. After developing problems with his balance and some gait instability, a physical exam reveals a carotid bruit. Carotid ultrasound and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) confirm >95% stenosis of the right internal carotid artery. Brain CT is negative. Questions: 1.      […]