Houston Methodist Hospital Neurological Institute Cerebrovascular Program offers comprehensive care for patients with intracranial atherosclerotic disease.
When the blood vessels in the base of the brain become narrowed by atherosclerosis, blood flow to the territory they supply can be restricted, resulting in a stroke. Symptoms are those commonly associated with stroke and include; loss of balance or coordination, impaired vision, trouble with speaking or understanding, and weakness or paralysis.
Stroke care specialists utilize both MRA and cerebral angiography to evaluate the cerebral circulation for intracranial stenosis. Once confirmed, your team will work with you to develop a treatment plan based on proven practice for optimal outcomes.
When surgical intervention is indicated, Houston Methodist offers both intracranial angioplasty and stenting and surgical bypass procedures to restore blood flow to ischemic tissue and reduce the risk of potentially devastating recurrent stroke.