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Cerebrovascular disease, stroke or cerebrovascular accident, is a vascular disease of the cerebral circulation. Arteries supplying oxygen to the brain are affected resulting in one of a number of cerebrovascular diseases. Most commonly this is a stroke or mini-stroke and sometimes can be a hemorrhagic stroke. Any of these can result in vascular dementia.
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Examples of medications are:
- Antiplatelets (Aspirin, Clopidogrel)
- Blood thinners (Heparin, Warfarin )
- Antihypertensives (ACE inhibitors, Beta blockers)
- Anti-diabetic medications
Surgical procedures include:
Notable cases[change | change source]
- Walter Cronkite, American news journalist. Died in 2010.
- Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet. Died in 2011.
- Shirley Hufstedler, American judge, first United States Secretary of Education. Died in 2016.
References[change | change source]
- "WHO | Stroke, Cerebrovascular accident". www.who.int. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
- "Vascular dementia - Causes - NHS Choices". www.nhs.uk. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
- Corporation, Surgisphere. Clinical Review of Surgery | ABSITE Review. Lulu.com. p. 146. ISBN 9780980210347.
- "Cerebrovascular disease - NHS Choices - Risks and prevention". www.nhs.uk. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
- "Stroke: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia". www.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2015-09-01.