Cerebrovascular and Stroke Neurology
Cerebrovascular disease refers to a group of conditions that affect the supply of blood to the brain, causing limited or no blood flow to the affected areas. One such condition is stroke. A stroke can occur when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain becomes blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs and it starts to die.
Clinical excellence for preventing disability
With Prisma Health, you’re in the best hands when it comes to conditions that affect blood supply to the brain. Our programs in Greenville and Columbia are nationally certified by The Joint Commission as Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Centers. Our team of specialists is well known for their expertise through hundreds of research articles and excellent stroke outcomes.
Few hospitals in the state earn this certification, and it means we provide the highest quality care possible. And because patients lose millions of brain cells each second of a stroke, time is just as critical as expertise. Rest assured that we’re right here, 24/7, to provide the care you need.
James Rawl’s stroke story
Cerebrovascular diseases we treat include:
- Acute ischemic stroke
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Carotid stenosis
- Compression fractures
- Congenital vascular malformations
- Dural fistulas
- Hemorrhagic stroke
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Intracerebral hemorrhage
- Subdural hemorrhage
- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
- Intracranial tumors (tumor embolization)