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:
- Language disturbance
- Loss of consciousness
- Neck stiffness
- Visual disturbance
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.
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