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Cerebrovascular Ischemic Events in Wind Instrument Players

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Evers, S.
Journal Title: Neurology
Date Published: Sep-00
Language: English
Category: Anatomical, Physiological & Historical Research
Key Words: cerebrovascular ischemic wind instrument performance neurology
Full Citation: Evers, S., E. Altenmüller, and E. B. Ringelstein. Cerebrovascular Ischemic Events in Wind Instrument Players. Neurology 55, no. 6 (September 2000): 865-7.
Full Abstract: Two cases of ischemic stroke due to carotid artery dissection occurring during wind instrument playing, probably caused by increased intrathoracic and subsequent intrapharyngeal pressure, are presented. A review of the literature revealed three similar patients with other types of cerebrovascular events, such as paradoxical cerebral embolism due to a patent foramen ovale and spinal epidural hematoma during trumpet playing.