Detection and Diagnosis

Although some patients with cerebrovascular disease have no symptoms at all, others experience a variety of symptoms, depending upon the nature of their disorder.

Cerebrovascular Disease Symptoms

Symptoms of cerebrovascular disease include:

  • Headache
  • Language disturbance
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Neck stiffness
  • Numbness
  • Seizures
  • Visual disturbance
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Individuals with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, for instance, will experience what is commonly termed a thunderclap headache — a violent headache unlike anything ever before experienced and impossible to shrug off.

Diagnosing Cerebrovascular Disorders

The diagnostic process for a cerebrovascular disorder includes a review of the patient’s medical history and a detailed physical and neurological examination. This is followed by a review of radiological imaging tests, such as a  CT scan, MRI, and angiography. This information is used by our multidisciplinary team of vascular neurologists and cerebrovascular and endovascular surgeons to formulate an individualized treatment plan.

Contact Us

Cerebrovascular Center
Klingenstein Clinical Center, 1-North
1450 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Phone: 212-241-3400
Fax: 646-537-2299