Effect of nilvadipine on regional cerebral blood flow in a patient with early Alzheimer disease.

Abstract

Hypertension in an 83-year-old woman with early Alzheimer disease was treated with a calcium channel blocker, nilvadipine, for 3 months. Before and after nilvadipine treatment, global and regional cerebral blood flow (gCBF and rCBF) were measured using Tc-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer SPECT. This treatment elevated both the Mini-Mental State Examination score… (More)

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