Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program Patient Stories

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COVID-19 and Stroke: It’s All about Prevention

Two main groups of COVID-19 patients have experienced strokes: people with existing risk factors, including hypertension and diabetes, and relatively healthy, young people with minor COVID-19 symptoms.

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Understanding Moyamoya

Moyamoya is a rare vascular condition of the brain, which results in an increased risk for a stroke called a TIA or aneurysm, which can lead to short-term or permanent brain injury.

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Jillian Belmont and patient

Adjusting to Life after Stroke

With strokes being a leading cause of long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., surviving a stroke is a traumatic and life-altering experience.

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Samantha Houle

Our Patients. Their Stories. Samantha Houle

Samantha Houle was your typical college sophomore when she had her first stroke in the spring of 2014.

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Transforming Treatment: Understanding and Preventing TIAs

Strokes are the leading cause of disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.

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Understanding Women’s Stroke Risks

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among American women—pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health and hormones are all potential contributors.

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