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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.
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

Flu-like illnesses could increase the risk of stroke and neck artery dissections

Flu-like illnesses could increase the risk of stroke and neck artery dissections

Research finds rise in stroke risk factors among Native Americans

Research finds rise in stroke risk factors among Native Americans

Stroke risk factors rise in post-menopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer

Stroke risk factors rise in post-menopausal women diagnosed with breast cancer

Use of e-cigarettes increases risk of stroke, heart attack, coronary heart disease

Use of e-cigarettes increases risk of stroke, heart attack, coronary heart disease

Hospitalized women with stroke less likely to get specialized medical evaluations

Hospitalized women with stroke less likely to get specialized medical evaluations

Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic

Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic

Gut microbiota may have direct association with dementia risk, study finds

Gut microbiota may have direct association with dementia risk, study finds

Specific beliefs of stroke survivors have the power to lower blood pressure

Specific beliefs of stroke survivors have the power to lower blood pressure

Black women have much higher risk of pregnancy-related stroke than whites

Black women have much higher risk of pregnancy-related stroke than whites