::Cerebrovascular disease


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Cerebrovascular disease is a vascular disease of the cerebral circulation. Arteries supplying oxygen to the brain are affected resulting in one of a number of cerebrovascular diseases.<ref name=NHS2015/> Most commonly this is a stroke or mini-stroke and sometimes can be a hemorrhagic stroke.<ref name=NHS2015/> Any of these can result in vascular dementia.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the most important contributing cause because it damages the blood vessel lining exposing collagen where platelets aggregate to initiate a repair. If maintained hypertension can change the structure of blood vessels ( narrow, deformed).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Blood pressure affects blood flow in narrowed vessels causing ischemic stroke, a rise in blood pressure can cause tearing of vessels leading to intracranial hemorrhage.<ref name=Med2015/>

Cerebrovascular disease sections
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