Diseases & Conditions

When it comes to treating neurological conditions, including stroke care, it’s important that you have access to the latest information. At ​Saint Vincent Hospital, our specialists are armed with up-to-date data about diseases and conditions that affect stroke and neurosurgery patients.


An acute ischemic stroke is the result of a blockage in a blood vessel that halts the flow of blood and deprives the surrounding brain tissue of oxygen. When this happens, the cells in the immediate area begin to die and release a toxic chemical; this can be very threatening to the surrounding brain tissues.

Saint Vincent can connect you with a physician

Call ​(508) 363-5000 or use our Find A Physician tool to connect with a neurosurgeon who can help answer your questions. You can also read more about diseases and conditions in our Health Library.