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.

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.

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 a multidisciplinary team of vascular neurologists and cerebrovascular and endovascular surgeons to formulate an individualized treatment plan.

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Mount Sinai’s cerebrovascular team offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options. Call us at 212-241-3457 to schedule an appointment. Our office is conveniently located on the Upper East Side of New York City.


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