Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program Patient Stories
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.
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.
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.
Samantha Houle was your typical college sophomore when she had her first stroke in the spring of 2014.
Strokes are the leading cause of disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among American women—pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health and hormones are all potential contributors.