Among the developed nations, cerebrovascular disease (CVD) ranks as one of the top three causes of human death and must therefore be considered a major health hazard for mankind. Due to the elucidation of the risk factors involved, there has been a gradual decrease in the incidence of hemorrhagic CVD, but together with the resultant increases in longevity there has also been a gradual increase in ischemic CVD—a trend which is likely to become a worldwide phenomenon. For this reason, the development of techniques for the prevention and treatment of ischemic diseases of the brain is an issue of extreme importance for all of mankind.
KeywordsCerebral Blood Flow Cerebral Infarction Acute Stage Cerebral Aneurysm Vascular Occlusion
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