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Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program

Cerebrovascular diseases are disorders of blood vessels and brain arteries that supply blood to the brain. Cerebrovascular diseases can cause common conditions, such as aneurysms, dementia, and strokes, affecting more than 62 million people in the United States.

This website provides information about prevention, recognizing the warning signs of a stroke, and the Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program's methods to diagnose and treat cerebrovascular diseases. We suggest the following links to get you started:

Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group now includes the former Arteriovenous Malformation and Aneurysm Support Group.

This support group meets on the first Friday of every even-numbered month from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Stroke and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) survivors, family members, and caregivers are welcome to share their experiences and gain support, education, and encouragement from others. For more information, please contact Shawna Malynowski, Stroke Program Coordinator at (603) 653-1117 or email Shawna-Markie.S.Malynowski@hitchcock.org. This group meets at the Aging Resource Center located at 46 Centerra Parkway, second floor, in Lebanon, NH.

Brain Aneurysm Support Group

The Brain Aneurysm Support Group meets on the first Saturday of each month at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Patients and families are welcome. Please contact the facilitator, Amber Merrill, Nurse Practitioner, at (603) 650-8370 or amber.p.merrill@hitchcock.org.

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