Complete Prevention of Cerebral Accidents in Malignant Hypertension
Ligation of the common carotid arteries was found to prevent the development of cerebral lesions (edema, hemorrhage, softening) in animals rendered hypertensive by daily injections of desoxycorticosterone acetate. The protection was complete when both carotids were ligated, and limited to the homolateral side in the case of unilateral ligation.
- Received March 13, 1956.
- © 1956 American Heart Association, Inc.