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Cerebrovascular Disease

General Information

Cerebrovascular disease refers to the vascular diseases that affect blood flow and circulation in the brain. At Goshen Heart & Vascular Center, our multidisciplinary team is trained and experienced in providing acute and long-term care for the various types of cerebrovascular disease, including stroke, aneurysms and vasculitis. These are serious conditions, and we offer the right screenings and treatment to diagnose and manage the disease early on.

Fellowship trained cardiologists, radiologists and other specialists work together to address your symptoms and treat any underlying causes of the condition. If you have risk factors for cerebrovascular disease, talk to your primary care provider about taking one of our screenings. Or, if you want to talk to someone at the Heart & Vascular Center, call (574) 533-7476 to make an appointment.

Causes and symptoms of cerebrovascular disease

Several malfunctions with the brain’s blood vessels can lead to decreased cerebral blood flow. Abnormal tangles in the brain (arteriovenous malformations), carotid artery disease and atherosclerosis are common causes of cerebrovascular disease.

When the brain doesn’t get the oxygen it needs, either due to a blockage or a rupture, life-threatening complications can occur.

Always call 911 at the first signs and symptoms of cerebrovascular disease, such as:

  • Sudden paralysis, numbness or weakness on one side of the face or body
  • Severe headache
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Drooping of the face or eyelid
  • Difficulty walking
  • Confusion or difficulty understanding speech
  • Passing out

Using the latest advancements in health care, we provide our stroke patients with emergency heart and stroke care to save lives and vital brain tissue.

We can help

Although treatment for cerebrovascular disease varies depending on the cause, our team aims to restore normal blood flow to the brain as quickly as possible. Your personalized treatment plan may include stroke care, minimally invasive vascular surgery to correct venous problems or medications.

Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and adapting a healthy diet, can reduce your risk and heal the cause of the cerebrovascular disease.

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