When you choose our care team you will have access to expert treatment for cerebrovascular diseases, which affect blood vessels in the brain. Thanks to our collaborative environment, you receive care from a multispecialty team of expert neurosurgeons, neurointerventional surgeons, neuroanesthesiologists, neurointensivists and more.
BJC HealthCare works with Washington University physicians, BJC Medical Group, and providers across the region to deliver extraordinary care. Many cerebrovascular conditions require emergency treatment. Our team works together to quickly get you the care you need. We care for a large number of patients with cerebrovascular diseases, positioning our physicians among the most experienced in the region.
- Excellent outcomes: Research shows that neurological centers performing a high volume of procedures produce better outcomes. Our physicians are well-equipped to diagnose and treat cerebrovascular diseases with fewer complications and shorter recovery times.
- High volumes: We have the highest volumes in cerebrovascular disease treatment in St. Louis and the state of Missouri. We treat the highest number of patients with ruptured and unruptured brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and Moyamoya disease in the region
- Leading-edge technology: Thanks to our research involvement, our team often has early access to the latest technologies. In some cases, you may qualify for new and promising therapies through clinical trials.
- Timely stroke treatment: Our acute stroke teams provide some of the quickest door-to-treatment times in the country. We provide critical interventions as swiftly as possible, leading to better stroke outcomes and a lower risk of complications.
Cerebrovascular diseases are conditions that affect the blood vessels and blood flow in your brain. They often require emergency intervention to restore blood supply and prevent brain damage.
Types of cerebrovascular disease include:
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)An AVM is an irregular connection between veins and arteries in the brain.
- Brain aneurysmAn aneurysm occurs when a weak spot in one of the brain's blood vessels bulges and fills with blood.
- Carotid artery stenosisThe blood vessels that supply blood to your brain (carotid arteries) narrow and block blood flow. This occurs when a fatty substance called plaque builds up in your arteries.
- Moyamoya diseaseThis rare cerebrovascular disorder causes a narrowing in the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain (carotid arteries).
- StrokeA stroke occurs when there's a disruption in blood flow in your brain. Stroke requires emergency treatment to minimize brain damage.
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA)A TIA occurs when you have a brief interruption in your brain's blood flow. It can cause similar symptoms as a stroke and may be a warning of a future stroke.