Treating Cerebrovascular Disease

When you’re diagnosed with a cerebrovascular condition such as a brain aneurysm, stroke or moyamoya disease, we know that every second counts. That’s why Providence is here for you with comprehensive, life-saving care.

Why Choose Us for Cerebrovascular Disease Treatment

Whether you need emergency or ongoing care for your cerebrovascular condition, we provide specialized, compassionate treatment. Here’s why thousands of patients trust us to provide swift, effective cerebrovascular care every year:

We take a team approach to treating your cerebrovascular condition because we know this leads to the most thorough care. Our doctors who treat cerebrovascular disease are neuroscience specialists with deep experience providing emergency care. Your care team may include fellowship-trained neuro-interventional neurosurgeons, radiologists and vascular neurologists. Some cerebrovascular conditions – such as ischemic stroke – are related to the heart, so your neurologist may work with cardiologists to create a plan tailored to your needs. Your team may also include nurse navigators to coordinate your care with your primary physician, counselors and dietitians.

We offer a variety of support services to maximize your quality of life if you have a cerebrovascular condition. Our diet and exercise programs emphasize prevention and help you make positive lifestyle changes. Rehabilitation therapies – such as speech, occupational and physical therapy – can help you regain your mental and physical strength following treatment. And if you need skilled nursing care, our social workers and case managers can help you and your family make arrangements.

At Providence, we are committed to providing access to the best cerebrovascular care across our diverse community. We respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each patient. We offer location-specific translation services for non-English-speaking patients and help with transportation. If your local hospital doesn’t have stroke specialists on call, we provide virtual, 24/7 care through telestroke. This video technology allows our specialists to treat patients at another location. And, in keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

As a patient at Providence, you belong to one of the largest neurology-care networks in the nation. This collaborative system includes leaders in cerebrovascular treatment as well as award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. Our network is one of the reasons we care for thousands of patients with strokes and brain aneurysms each year.

Providence is well known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking the most advanced procedures and therapies to treat cerebrovascular disease. Our doctors and scientists support groundbreaking research in stroke and other conditions. As part of that research, your physician can recommend you for clinical trials, which test new treatments or preventive measures.

Patient Stories

When a crushing headache sent Charles Demachy to a Providence emergency room, he was met by a medical team trained in neurological emergencies. It turned out Charles had had a stroke, and the team’s quick work saved his life. Read Charles Demachy’s story
Charles Demachy

More About Cerebrovascular Disease

Cerebrovascular disease refers to a group of conditions that affect blood flow and the blood vessels in the brain. Examples include strokes, brain aneurysms and carotid artery disease. Cerebrovascular conditions are medical emergencies and require immediate treatment. This may include medications or surgery.

Types of cerebrovascular disease we treat include:

  • Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cavernous malformations of the brain and spinal cord
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)
  • Intracranial aneurysm
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Testing and Diagnostics

Doctor with patient smiling test results

Your neurological team will use the most advanced methods to diagnose your cerebrovascular disease. These may include one or more of the following:

  • Cerebral angiogram
  • Computerized tomography angiogram (CTA)
  • Computerized tomography perfusion (CTP)
  • CT imaging
  • Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA)
  • MRI

Personalized Treatment for Cerebrovascular Disease

No two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to create a treatment plan based specifically on your condition and overall health. Your treatment may include one or more of the following:

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