Lessons about brain vascular disease from another pulsating organ, the kidney.

@article{Seliger2008LessonsAB,
  title={Lessons about brain vascular disease from another pulsating organ, the kidney.},
  author={Stephen L. Seliger and William T. Longstreth},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={5-6}
}
See related article, pages 55–61. Because of similarities in the vascular supply to kidney and brain, information about vascular disease in one organ may inform us about vascular disease in the other, and such knowledge may shed light on ways to treat or prevent these diseases. Unlike most organs, both kidney and brain are low resistance end-organs and are exposed to high-volume blood flow throughout the cardiac cycle, explaining their pulsating nature.1 For the kidney, impairments from… CONTINUE READING