Stroke is the loss of brain function due to blocked blood circulation to the brain. Strokes may be caused by an uncommon type of narrowing, obstruction, or leak in the lining of the carotid artery. This leaking of blood into the artery wall (dissection) may cause a clot to form, reducing blood flow and raising the risk of stroke. The leak may arise from an injury to the neck, which means strokes caused by carotid dissection may occur in young people as well as older people.
Dentaltown - New link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160718133338.htm. A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums, whereas lacunar infarct is a type of cerebral small vessel disease that can lead to a stroke.
The physicians at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are leading the way in diagnosis and treatment of rare, progressive cerebrovascular conditions like Moyamoya.
This open access journal concentrates on the basic, translational and clinical aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular disease - areas include but not limited to stroke causes, epidemiology, signs and symptoms, Pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, management and rehabilitation.