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

Cerebellar infarction and cerebellar hemorrhage
Hypertensive encephalopathy

Symptoms & Signs

Stroke syndromes and their anatomic localization

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 cerebral recanalization procedures
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 other than carotid endarterectomy
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 other than carotid endarterectomy
Cerebral vasospasm: treatment
Clopidogrel
Endovascular cerebral recanalization procedures
Endovascular management of dural arteriovenous fistulas
Endovascular management of unruptured cerebral aneurysms
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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Regular aerobic exercise beginning in middle age may lessen severity of stroke in old age
Feb 24, 2017
The amount of damage to the brain after a stroke and the effectiveness of recovery treatments depend significantly on the extent of collateral circulation. Using mice, University of North Carolina researchers found that the loss of collateral vessels is prevented by exercise. Their study was presented at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference 2017.
Kidney function in stroke patients associated with short-term outcomes
Jan 31, 2017
A routine blood test that measures kidney function can be a valuable predictor of short-term outcomes for stroke patients, according to a study led by a neurologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published in the February issue of the journal Stroke.
The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia
Jan 16, 2017
Medical University of South Carolina investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site.
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