Working Together to Provide the Care You Need
Your heart and brain are your body's most important organs, working together to keep you living your best life. Our neurologists and cardiologists work together, too, diagnosing and treating cerebrovascular (CVA) diseases — including brain aneurysms, transient ischemic attacks and cerebral hemorrhages — with a multidisciplinary approach that includes advanced technologies and focuses on compassionate, whole-person care.
At AdventHealth, our Cardiac Care program is the most highly regarded program in the country and our Neurology Care teams are renowned for their innovative televideo service that helps you get the care you need, no matter where you are. When it comes to cerebrovascular disease, you want the best possible care. That’s what we do best.
Working to Heal Your Brain
- Diagnosing Cerebrovascular Disease
Your path to whole-person health begins with a diagnosis. We'll start by conducting screenings to pinpoint your precise condition. Among these are risk analyses and cross-functional exams that determine both your neurological and cardiovascular wellness, including:
- CT Angiography or MR Angiography
- CT Scan or MRI
- Diagnosis of Ischemic (Clot) or Hemorrhagic (Bleed) Stroke
- Physical Exam
Screenings and tests can make anyone feel uneasy. Our compassionate cerebrovascular care team will guide you through each step, answering your questions, and providing the support you need.
- Understanding Your Cerebrovascular Disease Diagnosis
Knowledge leads to prevention, and preventive measures work to keep your brain strong. It's why understanding the differences between the various types of cerebrovascular disease is so important. Symptoms like severe and sudden headaches, paralysis, confusion, difficulty communicating, or loss of balance or consciousness can indicate something is wrong. If so, have faith that we can help. Some of the cerebrovascular diseases and conditions we can treat include:
- Aneurysm, a weakening in the artery wall that causes it to balloon out, typically localized in the brain.
- Cerebral embolism, a type of stroke caused by a blood clot that prevents flow of blood to the brain.
- Cerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by a burst artery in the brain that results in bleeding in the surrounding tissues.
- Cerebral thrombosis, a blood clot in the cerebral sinus vein that prevents blood from draining out of the brain and can cause headaches, confusion, and stroke-like symptoms.
- Stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a “mini-stroke,” is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain.
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage, the leaking of blood into the space around the brain following rupture of an aneurysm.
- Vascular dementia, a decline in thinking skills caused by conditions that block or reduce blood flow to the brain and deprive brain cells of vital oxygen and nutrients.
We know medical terms can be complex. We'll always be transparent; we're here to give you the clarity and confidence to help you move forward into a future of wellness.
- Comprehensive, Effective Cerebrovascular Care
You want to focus on life's joys, not worry about a health problem. Let's get you back to spending time with your family, celebrating special occasions, and doing the things you love most. We can help you do that by providing innovative cerebrovascular disease treatments based on pioneering research, clinical trials, and accredited programs. When needed, we also perform minimally invasive brain surgeries that have dramatically lower risks of side effects than traditional open surgeries.
Your cerebrovascular care depends on you — your diagnosis, your history, your needs. We aim to personalize your treatment to help you reach your goals. Depending on the condition you have, our care plan may include:
- Antiplatelet Medications, Like Aspirin
- Carotid Endarterectomy to Remove Plaque
- Interventional Neuroradiology, Available at Only a Few Medical Centers Nationwide
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Wire Mesh Stents to Stop or Prevent Bleeding
You want to enjoy whole-person wellness long after you leave our hospitals and health-care facilities. This is our goal for you, too. To prevent new conditions and encourage a healthy body, mind, and spirit, we can guide you to make lifestyle changes that include heart-healthy diets, stress management, blood-pressure control, exercise, and controlling blood sugar. It’s all part of our commitment to treating the whole you, now and for the rest of your healthy life.