Symptoms of a Stroke
Stroke is one of the most serious neurological illnesses, but many people never recognize what's happening in time to treat the problem. Learn how to tell if you're having a stroke.
Management of Elevated Intracranial Pressure
When pressure gets too high around your brain, very bad things can happen. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways neurologists can control that pressure, usually in a neuro-ICU.
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Carotid artery stenosis is a narrowing of the arteries in the neck that deliver blood to most of the brain. Stenosis can lead to stroke, but what is the best way to deal with it? Learn more here.
When the carotid arteries are narrowed, it increases the risk of stroke. Carotid endarterectomy can widen the arteries again, reducing stroke risk.
What is Balint's Syndrome?
Balint's syndrome results from damage to the parietal lobes, and restricts someone's ability to direct their eyes appropriately in space. The result is something that resembles an eye problem, but really results from damage to the brain.
Endovascular Stroke Treatments
For a dozen years, the only FDA approved way to treat acute stroke was with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Now, interest is growing in other, less restrictive ways to remove the clots that cause acute strokes in the brain.
Carotid Artery Stenting
Carotid stenosis is a narrowing of neck arteries that increases stroke risk. The usual way of correcting stenosis is with surgery, but a less invasive option, carotid artery stenting is available under certain conditions.
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