Is the weather a trigger for reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome?


  • Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is triggered by low temperature, low rainfall and high barometric pressure in a Taiwanese population.

Why this matters

  • RCVS carries risk for life-threatening complications – new findings shed light on an important triggering factor ­– weather – which could aid in predicting RCVS patterns.

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