Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest updates and how to get care. Or use the virtual assistant below right to check symptoms.
What vascular disorders does a neurologist treat?
Vascular disorders, also called cerebrovascular diseases, include all the conditions that affect the flow of blood through your brain. Problems can develop in the vessels in your brain, or the carotid arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood into the brain.
Though strokes are the best-known cerebrovascular condition, other vascular disorders cause strokes. The most common vascular disorders include:
What symptoms develop due to vascular disorders?
Symptoms seldom occur until an aneurysm or vascular malformation ruptures or the carotid arteries become significantly blocked.
When symptoms occur, you may experience one or more of the following:
Vascular disorders can also cause a stroke, resulting in symptoms such as difficulty speaking, dizziness, and numbness or weakness of one side of your face, arm, or leg.
How are vascular disorders treated?
Treatment for vascular disorders includes medications, surgical intervention, or both. You may need medications to thin your blood, prevent clotting, lower high blood pressure, or reduce cholesterol levels.
Vascular disorders usually need surgery to close an aneurysm or remove malformations, plaque, and blood clots. Your provider may insert a stent to keep the carotid artery open or to keep blood out of an aneurysm.