CME/CE: Stroke Rounds: Location and Presentation Increase CCM Brain Bleed
By: Alere Staff
American Heart Association
December 4, 2015 – December 4, 2017
Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), abnormal clusters of vessels with small blood-filled nodules, can be asymptomatic in the brain or can cause symptoms including epileptic seizures, progressive or transient neurological deficits, bleeds and headaches. CCM’s located in the brainstem, and those presenting with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) or new focal neurological deficits (FND), have the highest risk for later brain bleeds.