Is Low Blood Pressure A Contraindication For Temporal Artery Ligation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have another question which I think we may have covered during my consultation but I want to confirm…

I currently have and have always had low blood pressure. My last blood pressure reading was 90/70, but it sometimes goes lower. I want to confirm that temporal artery ligation is safe in my case and won’t cause problems such as dizziness, lightheadedness or more serious complications. I will also double check with my neurologist. The first time I checked with him he didn’t seem to think the procedure would be unsafe for me.

I very much want to have this procedure and hope there is nothing that will prevent me from doing so.  I will probably have more questions that I forgot to ask Dr. Eppley during our consultation, but I think we covered most everything!

Thanks very much!

A: Low blood pressure is not a contraindication to temporal artery ligation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana