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Cerebrovascular disease is a group of brain dysfunctions related to disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain. Hypertension is the most important cause; it damages the blood vessel lining, endothelium, exposing the underlying collagen where platelets aggregate to initiate a repairing process which is not always complete and perfect. Sustained hypertension permanently changes the architecture of the blood vessels making them narrow, stiff, deformed, uneven and more vulnerable to fluctuations in blood pressure.
Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke

Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke

Living in a warzone linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke, finds study

Living in a warzone linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke, finds study

Prolonged exposure to low-dose radiation linked with increased risk of hypertension

Prolonged exposure to low-dose radiation linked with increased risk of hypertension

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress related disorders linked to multiple types of cardiovascular disease

Stress related disorders linked to multiple types of cardiovascular disease

Study: Perivascular spaces contribute to worse cognitive health in older adults

Study: Perivascular spaces contribute to worse cognitive health in older adults

Study demonstrates effective way to slow progression of cerebrovascular disease in older adults

Study demonstrates effective way to slow progression of cerebrovascular disease in older adults

Study uncovers dramatic differences in the brains of Hispanics with dementia

Study uncovers dramatic differences in the brains of Hispanics with dementia

Physical and mental activities in middle age may play a role in preventing dementia

Physical and mental activities in middle age may play a role in preventing dementia

Early human testing of iron chelation after brain bleed shows mixed results

Early human testing of iron chelation after brain bleed shows mixed results

Home-based telerehab appears to be as effective as clinic-based therapy in restoring mobility

Home-based telerehab appears to be as effective as clinic-based therapy in restoring mobility

Pregnant women face greater risk of having hemorrhagic stroke, reveal studies

Pregnant women face greater risk of having hemorrhagic stroke, reveal studies

Removal of more blood through minimally invasive surgery improves stroke recovery

Removal of more blood through minimally invasive surgery improves stroke recovery

Ideal patient selection may hold promise for strokes damaging large areas of brain tissue

Ideal patient selection may hold promise for strokes damaging large areas of brain tissue

Drug that reverses blood thinning effects stops acute life-threatening bleeding

Drug that reverses blood thinning effects stops acute life-threatening bleeding

Minimally-invasive surgery to remove blood from the brain associated with fewer deaths

Minimally-invasive surgery to remove blood from the brain associated with fewer deaths

Intensive blood pressure lowering does not improve post-stroke recovery in clot-buster-treated patients

Intensive blood pressure lowering does not improve post-stroke recovery in clot-buster-treated patients

Intense glucose therapy via IV insulin did not improve stroke outcomes, study finds

Intense glucose therapy via IV insulin did not improve stroke outcomes, study finds

Combination treatment lowers risk of ischemic stroke recurrence

Combination treatment lowers risk of ischemic stroke recurrence

Lowering blood pressure in the ambulance with nitroglycerin patch did not improve stroke outcomes

Lowering blood pressure in the ambulance with nitroglycerin patch did not improve stroke outcomes