Cerebral Vasomotor Reactivity in Medically Stabilized Patients with Takayasu's Arteritis

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PEKTEZEL M. Y., Rovshanov S., BÖLEK E. Ç., Khasiyev F., Karada O., ARSAVA E. M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.27, no.2, pp.123-127, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.2020.24356
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-127
  • Keywords: Takayasu's arteritis, cerebral vasomotor reactivity, breath holding test
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a large vessel vasculitis that affects the aorta and its main branches in the young population. Although data about the effects of controlling disease activity with immunosuppressive treatments on cerebral circulatory capacity are limited, these treatments might stabilize the cerebrovascular hemodynamic status, regardless of the severity of proximal arteriopathy. One of the causes might be the normalization of cerebral autoregulation by the treatment.