Conditions & Treatments
The Emory Stroke Center is dedicated to fostering better outcomes for stroke care. As a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, we provide rapid response in diagnosing and treating stroke patients. In addition, our highly-specialized team of stroke experts collaborate at all stages of treatment using the most advanced research and technology available. These unique capabilities are essential to the realization of our ultimate goal — to provide outstanding stroke care to our patients and our community.
Our complete range of Services at The Emory MBNA Stroke Center include preventive education and treatment, including risk assessment, emergency services, diagnostic services, therapeutic services, neurointensive/neurocritical care and rehabilitation services.
An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins of the brain. This is a condition that is usually present from birth and may cause headache, seizure, or bleeding into the brain (hemorrhage). The treatment of AVMs can include surgery, radiosurgery, or embolization.
A hemorrhagic stroke is the accumulation of blood anywhere within the skull vault.
An aneurysm represents a weak spot in the wall of an artery which results in a "focal bulge" or widening of the artery. In the brain, these aneurysms have a 2-4% annual risk of rupture which can result in "subarachnoid hemorrhage", or bleeding in the space around the brain.
An ischemic stroke (cerebral infarction) occurs when a blood vessel that supplies a part of the brain becomes blocked. This loss of blood supply results in the death of brain tissue in that area. Cerebral infarctions vary in their severity with one third of the cases resulting in death.
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