Basic Summary for Cerebral Arteriosclerosis


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Main name of condition: Cerebral Arteriosclerosis
Other names or spellings: Cerebral atherosclerosis, carotid artery disease


What is Cerebral Arteriosclerosis?
  Brief description of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: Hardening or blockage of arteries in the brain.
  Brief description of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: Hardening of the arteries of the brain is called carotid artery disease.1
  Parent types of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: Cerebrovascular Conditions, Artery conditions, Atherosclerosis, Blood vessel conditions, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: brain, artery
How serious is Cerebral Arteriosclerosis?
  Prognosis of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: Cerebral arteriosclerosis can lead to stroke and brain hemorrhage. Both conditions can be life threatening. Survivors of stroke and hemorrhage may have long-term neurological and motor impairments. 2
  Complications of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: see complications of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis
What causes Cerebral Arteriosclerosis?
  Risk factors for Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: see risk factors for Cerebral Arteriosclerosis
What are the symptoms of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis?
  Symptoms of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: see symptoms of Cerebral Arteriosclerosis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: see treatments for Cerebral Arteriosclerosis

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Coronary Artery Disease (Easy to Read): NWHIC
2. excerpt from NINDS Cerebral Arteriosclerosis Information Page: NINDS

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