What is cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT)?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Diagnosis and management of a rare form of stroke, cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), was the subject of a 2011 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) statement for healthcare professionals. According to the statement, diagnosing CVT requires a high degree of clinical suspicion. Most people diagnosed with CVT present with headache, often of increasing severity and usually accompanied by focal neurologic signs. [50]


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