Overview

The term “Cerebrovascular” consists of two parts – ‘Cerebro’ means a large part of the brain and ‘Vascular’ means blood vessels. Together, the term “Cerebrovascular disease” means a range of conditions and disorders of brain vessels that affect cerebral circulation. The diseases may include various types of stenosis, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and transient ischemic attack (TIA). These disorders can lead to stroke and need immediate treatment such as medication or surgery.

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    Symptoms

    The cerebrovascular disease has the following symptoms:

    • A severe and sudden headache
    • Paralysis on one side of the body
    • Slurred speech, difficulty in communication
    • Confusion, memory loss, difficulty in comprehension
    • Vision problems
    • Loss of balance, inability to walk
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    Diagnosis

    Cerebrovascular disease is a medical emergency and must be diagnosed quickly to prevent a stroke. A number of diagnostic imaging tests are used to identify a particular Cerebrovascular problem. These tests allow neurosurgeons to view blood vessels and figure out the cause of the disease. The tests include:

    • Cerebral angiography
    • Computed tomography (CT or CAT scan)
    • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)
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    Treatment

    Treatment of Cerebrovascular diseases depends on the specific condition diagnosed. If symptoms are mild, your doctor may prescribe medications to improve blood flow and minimize the risk of a stroke. However, if the blockage is severe and medication fails to treat the problem, you may need surgery. Treatment options include:

    • Carotid angioplasty
    • Carotid endarterectomy
    • Carotid stenting
    • Catheter-directed mechanical thrombectomy

    Why Choose Us?

    Our Neurosurgeon Dr. Moksha Ranasinghe is one of the top neurosurgeons in Los Angeles and has expertise in both minimally invasive and complex surgeries. We offer:

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    Advanced diagnostic methods

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    State-of-the-art technology

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    Minimal Invasive Surgery

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    Patient-centered approach

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    Recovery with less downtime

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    Outstanding patient care

    For more information call us at (213) 369-4583 or visit our office in Los Angeles today!

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What if Cerebrovascular disease is left untreated?
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    As the cerebrovascular disease affects arteries and veins, it’s important to get treatment on time. If left untreated, it can lead to brain hemorrhage or stroke.

    What’s the life expectancy of Cerebrovascular disease?
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    Due to advancements in medicine, the life expectancy of Cerebrovascular disease has improved over the years. However, stroke survivors still have a low life expectancy as compared to the general population.