Cerebrovascular Disease 

Cerebrovascular diseases are conditions affecting the blood vessels in the brain. Strokes and brain hemorrhages fall under this category, but cerebrovascular diseases also include carotid stenosis, vertebral stenosis, aneurysms, and vascular malformations. 

If you or a loved one needs expert care for a cerebrovascular condition, AHN
Neuroscience Institute provides advanced treatments throughout western
Pennsylvania and Erie. 

Cerebrovascular care at AHN

We work to deliver the best outcomes after a cerebrovascular injury or diagnosis with:

  • Expertise: Our network of stroke centers includes the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Allegheny General Hospital, the highest distinction of stroke care awarded by the Joint Commission. Allegheny General Hospital was one of the first medical centers in the country to earn this designation, recognizing our commitment to advanced stroke care.
  • Urgent stroke care capabilities: Our acute stroke response team uses
    telestroke consultations to support physicians treating acute stroke in
    local community hospitals throughout western Pennsylvania. With this
    telemedicine technology and training, our neurologists can provide
    immediate assessments and treatment plans for patients with complex needs.
  • Experience: AHN’s highly skilled team has extensive experience performing advanced stroke therapy, caring for more than 2,500 patients with cerebrovascular conditions each year. We take care of patients requiring intricate treatments related to ischemic stroke or other conditions causing brain hemorrhage.
  • Team approach: Our neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists work together to coordinate your personalized treatment plan. This team effort improves the chances of a full recovery while decreasing neurological disability.
  • Comprehensive follow-up: Our stroke care team manages people disabled by a stroke, improving the level of follow-up care that patients receive after hospitalization. We support our patients during their recovery, whether they return home with home care services or receive continued care at acute rehab facilities or skilled nursing facilities.
  • Coordinated care: We coordinate your care at every point, from the onset of a stroke through recovery. An electronic health record system and patient portal, MyChart, allows you to access your medical records, view test results, and communicate with your physicians about any concerns.
  • Focus on research: You may be able to participate in clinical trials studying the treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular conditions. These trials give you access to some of the latest therapies related to brain hemorrhage and stroke care.

Cerebrovascular conditions we treat 

The multidisciplinary team at the AHN Neuroscience Institute treats cerebrovascular diseases including: 

  • Arteriovenous malformation: When abnormal blood vessels become
    tangled up in the brain.
  • Carotid artery stenosis: A narrowing of the large arteries on each side of the neck, often from a buildup of plaque inside the arteries, that can lead to a blockage or stroke.
  • Brain aneurysm: A bulge or swelling of a blood vessel in the brain that can leak or rupture, causing a hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Stroke: A stroke happens when the flow of blood to the brain is blocked or something causes bleeding in the brain, depriving the brain of oxygen.
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA): Also known as a mini stroke, a TIA blocks blood from the brain for a short amount of time, but tends to resolve quickly. It leaves you at greater risk of having a major stroke. 

Are you at risk for stroke?

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Expert treatment for cerebrovascular conditions

AHN treats cerebrovascular injuries and conditions throughout western Pennsylvania and Erie. Our board-certified neurologists, vascular neurosurgeons, and neuro-interventionalists work together to help patients with cerebrovascular conditions at AHN Stroke Centers

Contact us

To schedule an appointment or learn more about AHN neuroscience services,
call (412) 359-8850.

If you're an existing patient, you can also call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 in Pittsburgh or request an appointment with AHN neuroscience services.