Yes. See risk factors at stroke. Org.
Cerebrovascular. Tia's or stroke like symptoms. Often seen in patients w signs of hypertension and vascular disease elsewhere.
Yes. We call a stroke a "cerebrovascular" disease. It can be very deadly.
Can open flow. With balloon and or stents if medical or surgical treatment not possible.
Cerebrovascular. Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature.
Not sure. Where did you read about the '5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease? ' are you talking about the 5 a's regarding smoking cessation?
Healthy living. Keep your blood pressure & cholesterol under control, regular exercise and a healthy diet. Also make sure to "exercise your mind" by doing things like reading, crossword puzzles, etc. An apple and a long walk a day, keeps the doctor away. To stay young, you have to live young.
Start with primary. They will refer you to a cardiovascular specialist if needed.
Many. Carotid ultrasound easiest and cheapest first test can be ordered by any physician.
Affects whole brain. Strictly speaking, diffuse cerebrovascular (cv) disease refers to an entity that affects all of the vessels throughout the brain. That is both the large and small vessels. Many times the diffuse cv disease is inferred by the clinical findings or MRI findings-ie. Signs of stroke/ischemia in multiple areas throughout the brain. Diffuse processes like diabetes or lupus are examples that can lead to this.
Often does. Many risk factors for vascular disease (stroke, heart attack, peripheralvascualr disease) like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol tend to run in families, and there are some fairly rare genetic syndromes (eg. Cadasil) that cause strokes in particular.
Yes. Cerebrovascular disease may involve thickening of arteries, emboli, or hemorrhage. Causes can include hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis, drug use, smoking, and genetic syndromes. All of these conditions can run in families. If there is such disease in your family, discuss with your doctor and consider genetic testing. Careful health habits are important.