WE ALL HAVE UNIQUE BRAINS

CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES

CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES

Cerebrovascular diseases involve the blood vessels of the brain, and they can fall under three separate categories: hypoxia (lack of oxygen), ischemia (lack of oxygen to the organs) and infarction (blockage caused by a thrombus or embolus). You may know of cerebrovascular diseases as ‘strokes’: that is the clinical term generally used to describe these conditions.

Diseases that fall under this category include:

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  • Global cerebral ischemia
  • Focal cerebral ischemia
  • Intracranial haemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid haemorrahge and saccular aneurysms
  • Vascular malformations (AVM)
  • Hypertensive cerebrovascular disease
  • Vascultits

I’ll split this up into three separate sections: ischemia, haemorrhage and other cerebrovascular diseases.