Cerebrovascular disease is a group of conditions that affect the blood vessels, cerebral circulation of the brain. Cerebrovascular disease is caused due to the damage of the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain resulting in stroke also called as ischemic stroke due to lack of blood supply. Risk factors that are associated with stroke are hypertension, smoking, diabetes. Hypertension causes atherosclerosis the causative factor for narrowing down of blood vessels in the brain leading to ischemic stroke. Persistent high blood pressure causes tearing of blood vessels resulting in haemorrhagic stroke.
Related Journals of Stroke and Cerebrovascular diseases
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, International Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Chinese Journal of Cerebrovascular Diseases.