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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.
Can a new combination treatment prevent a secondary stroke in children with sickle cell anemia?

Can a new combination treatment prevent a secondary stroke in children with sickle cell anemia?

High rates of cervical cancer are indicators of larger problems in access to health care

High rates of cervical cancer are indicators of larger problems in access to health care

People who have had a minor stroke have a 43% chance of another stroke or vascular event within 10-years

People who have had a minor stroke have a 43% chance of another stroke or vascular event within 10-years

Acute coronary syndrome patients at increased risk of stroke

Acute coronary syndrome patients at increased risk of stroke

Bypass surgery does not carry long term neurological effects

Bypass surgery does not carry long term neurological effects

Evidence suggests bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects

Evidence suggests bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects

Statins used before or after strokes improve outcomes

Statins used before or after strokes improve outcomes

Lighter air more than doubles COPD patients’ endurance

Lighter air more than doubles COPD patients’ endurance

Technology to determine a patient's response to aspirin therapy taken to prevent heart attacks

Technology to determine a patient's response to aspirin therapy taken to prevent heart attacks

Australia ratifies Tobacco Control Treaty

Australia ratifies Tobacco Control Treaty

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss

Research shows C. botulinum uses SONO to detect nitric oxide

Research shows C. botulinum uses SONO to detect nitric oxide

Immediate voluntary world-wide withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

Immediate voluntary world-wide withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

Blood pressure drug helps delay ischemic brain damage in stroke patients

Blood pressure drug helps delay ischemic brain damage in stroke patients

Surviving pneumonia may only provide a short-term lease on a future healthy life

Surviving pneumonia may only provide a short-term lease on a future healthy life

Nickel-Titanium Clot-buster reverses vessel damage

Nickel-Titanium Clot-buster reverses vessel damage