What is it?

Cerebral ischemia is a condition that occurs when there isn’t enough blood flow to the brain to meet its metabolic demand. This leads to limited oxygen supply and may lead to the death of brain tissue, cerebral infarction, or ischemic stroke. There are two kinds of ischemia:
Focal ischemia - when only part of the brain tissue is lack of adequate blood flow
global ischemia: when all the brain tissue is lack of adequate blood flow

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Signs & symptoms

The most common symptoms of cerebral ischemia include:
- Impairments in vision, body movement, or speaking
- Unconsciousness
- Blindness
- Lack of coordination
- Muscle weakness


Process to diagnose cerebral ischemia usually starts by an investigation of your symptoms and medical history by a healthcare provider, following by a thorough neurological exam. Then, based on the findings you may be referred to imaging tests such as MRI or CT scans.


Treatment options of cerebral ischemia varied depending on the cause. The most common options to treat or prevent cerebral ischemia are:
- Carotid Artery Surgery
- Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)
- Endovascular Neurosurgery
- Microsurgery
- Stenting

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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