Stroke & Vascular Disorders
An ischemic stroke results when cerebral blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted. Nearly 90% of all strokes are ischemic. Ischemic strokes can be due to local vascular occlusion (thrombus), occlusion from intravascular material that originates elsewhere (embolism), or poor perfusion through a narrowed vessel (hypoperfusion or watershed infarction). Important stroke risk reduction strategies include antiplatelets, anticoagulants, arterial revascularization, blood pressure medications, cholesterol medications, cessation of smoking, diet modification, and exercise.
Apr. 19, 2018