Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

  • Cathy Sila
  • Mike R. Schoenberg


The term stroke encompasses a heterogeneous group of cerebrovascular diseases, each with distinctive clinical presentations, underlying causes and strategies for management. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the USA and the most common cause of long-term disability in adults. Each year, approximately 750,000 strokes occur with 200,000 representing a recurrent stroke. There are approximately 5.5 million stroke survivors in the USA and it is estimated that about 13 million individuals have sustained a so-called “silent” stroke. Although stroke risk increases with age, all age groups are affected.


Ischemic Stroke Middle Cerebral Artery Basilar Artery Hemorrhagic Stroke Anterior Cerebral Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Neurology, and NeurosurgeryUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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