Stroke & Vascular Disorders

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Arteriovenous malformations of the brain
Cerebellar infarction and cerebellar hemorrhage
Cerebral embolism
Cerebral venous thrombosis
Ischemic stroke
Lacunar infarction
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
White matter abnormalities in the brain

Disorders Requiring Immediate Intervention

Symptoms & Signs

Abnormalities Leading to Stroke

Amaurosis fugax
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
Aortic atherosclerosis and stroke
Aortic diseases: neurologic complications
Atrial myxoma
CADASIL
Cardiac catheterization: neurologic complications
Cardiovascular intervention: neurologic complications
Cardiovascular procedures: neurologic complications
Carotid bruit
Carotid-cavernous fistulas
Cavernous malformations
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
Cerebral arteriopathies
Cerebral venous thrombosis in infants and children
Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke
Fibromuscular dysplasia
Fusiform and dolichoectatic aneurysms
Hormonal contraception and stroke
Hypercoagulable states and cerebrovascular disease
Hyperhomocysteinemia
Intracerebral hemorrhage due to thrombolytic therapy
Intracranial atherosclerosis
Moyamoya disease
Neoplastic and infectious aneurysms
Neuroimaging in stroke
Patent foramen ovale
Pregnancy and stroke
Primary CNS angiitis
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes
Rostral brainstem and thalamic infarctions
Spontaneous carotid and vertebral artery dissection
Stroke associated with atrial fibrillation
Stroke associated with cerebral angiography
Stroke associated with drug abuse
TIAs (carotid)
TIAs (vertebrobasilar)
Traumatic intracranial aneurysms
Unruptured cerebral aneurysms

Ischemic Stroke

Anterior cerebral artery stroke syndromes
Basilar artery stroke
CADASIL
Cerebellar infarction and cerebellar hemorrhage
Cerebral revascularization: surgical and endovascular approaches
Depression after stroke
Hemorrhagic transformation of ischemic stroke
Medical complications of stroke
Moyamoya disease
Primary prevention of stroke
Secondary stroke prevention
Sneddon syndrome
Stroke in young adults
Stroke syndromes and their anatomic localization
Stroke therapy
Stroke: supportive care
Vascular disorders of the spinal cord

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Basal ganglia hemorrhage
Brainstem hemorrhage
Cerebellar infarction and cerebellar hemorrhage
Epidural hematoma
Hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage
Lobar hemorrhage
Nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage
Superficial siderosis
Thalamic hemorrhage
Traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage

Stroke & Medical Disorders

Infective endocarditis
Neoplastic and infectious aneurysms
Pituitary apoplexy
Stroke associated with myocardial infarction
Stroke associated with sickle cell disease

Complications of Stroke & Its Treatment

Cerebral vasospasm: treatment
Depression after stroke
Medical complications of stroke

Prevention & Treatment

Benzodiazepines
Cerebral ischemia: treatment with neurotrophic factors
Cerebral revascularization: surgical and endovascular approaches
Cerebral vasospasm: treatment
Clopidogrel
Endovascular management of dural arteriovenous fistulas
Endovascular management of unruptured cerebral aneurysms
Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke
Gene therapy of cerebrovascular disease
Hyperbaric oxygenation for the treatment of stroke
Primary prevention of stroke
Secondary stroke prevention
Stroke therapy
Stroke: supportive care
Tissue plasminogen activator

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News

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Aggressive clearance key to best outcome after a brain hemorrhage
Feb 08, 2019
MISTIE III trial confirms need to remove at least 70 percent of an intracerebral clot.
Absentmindedness points to earlier warning signs of silent strokes among people at risk
Feb 06, 2019
Adults who notice that they frequently lose their train of thought or often become sidetracked may in fact be displaying earlier symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease, otherwise known as a "silent stroke."
Even in young adults, blood pressure above normal may be linked to brain shrinkage
Jan 25, 2019
Research suggests that managing blood pressure in early adulthood might be essential for preventing the cascade from silent brain changes with no symptoms to organ-damaging conditions such as stroke and dementia.
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Stroke
Stroke and atrial fibrillation
Stroke and cholesterol
Stroke and women

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MRI of atherosclerotic basilar artery with stenosis throughout
MRI of basilar artery
MRI of basilar artery stroke in 65-year-old man
MRI of slow void in basilar artery