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.
ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE
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.