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The Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program provides care for patients with various types of cerebrovascular and stroke-related conditions.

We treat a wide array of conditions, but the most common ones include aneurysms, AVMs (arteriovenous malformations), carotid artery stenosis, intracranial atherosclerosis, and strokes.

Where possible, refer to the linked pages on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia for more information about common conditions, tests, and treatments provided by the Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke program:

  • Aneurysm: Weakness or dilations of a blood vessel wall
  • Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF): Abnormal connections of the arterial and venous systems
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM): Abnormal connections of arteries to veins, which can cause abnormal blood flow
  • Carotid Stenosis: Narrowing of one or both of the carotid arteries that irrigate a significant amount brain tissue
  • Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM): An abnormally formed cluster of enlarged blood vessels that can occur in the brain and spinal cord
  • Developmental Venous Anomaly (DVA): The most common malformation of blood vessels, generally considered benign
  • Moyamoya: A disorder of the arteries of the brain where there is progressive narrowing which can lead to stroke, seizures and loss of neurologic function
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA): A type of MRI scan that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of blood vessels inside the body.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): A test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body.
  • Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Strokes and Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA): Blood clots or artery leaks causing strokes.
  • Vein of Galen Malformation (VOG): Abnormal network of arteries and veins located deep within the brain. It places a varying amount of stress on the brain and other organ systems
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