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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

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Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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What is Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVT)?

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a type of stroke that occurs when a blood clot forms in the brain's venous channels. This prevents blood from draining out of the brain. As a result, blood cells may break and leak blood into the brain tissues.

Typical Symptoms of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVT)

  • Seizure

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Double vision

  • Pain over the back of my head

  • Speech that does not make sense, or behavior that is strange

  • Headache

  • Pain over the temples

  • Forehead pain

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVT)

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Are you experiencing an inability to move one side of your body?

  • Do you see double?

  • Do you have pain at the back of your head?

  • Do others think you speak incoherently or act irrationally?

Treatmentof Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVT)

Anticoagulants or blood thinners are used to treat CVST to prevent new blood clots from forming. Antiseizure medication is given if seizures are present. Antibiotics are given if an infection is present.

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency Medicine)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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