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Cerebrovascular disease

Disease that occurs when there is a problem with the circulation of blood in the blood vessels of the brain.1 It includes stroke, carotid stenosis (narrowing of the carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain), vertebral stenosis (narrowing of the vertebral arteries), intercranial stenosis (narrowing of the artery inside the brain), aneurysms (bulge in a blood vessel in the brain), and vascular malformations.2

1. Public Health Agency of Canada. Six Types of Cardiovascular Disease [Internet]. Ottawa, ON: Government of Canada; 2010 [cited 2019 Sep 26]. Available from:

2. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Cerebrovascular Disease [Internet]. Rolling Meadows, IL: American Association of Neurological Surgeons; 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 26]. Available from: