Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
What is Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis?
CVST is a rare form of stroke.
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) occurs when a blood clot forms in the veins in the brain also called “venous sinuses”. The clot prevents blood from draining out of the brain causing pressure and damage to blood vessels and the surrounding brain. This can result in a brain hemorrhage.
CVST can occur in adults and children, including newborns and even babies in the womb. A stroke can damage the brain. It is serious and needs immediate medical attention.
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of CVST can include:
- Extreme headache
- Blurred vision
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
- Loss of control over body movement or change in sensation
- Inability to speak or slurred speech and makes blood more coagulated
If you are experiencing signs and/or symptoms of a CVST, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns.