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Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Cerebrovascular Disease

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Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Cerebrovascular Disease

Experts at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke Centers at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center are available around the clock to treat patients with cerebrovascular disease, a group of disorders affecting the blood vessels in the brain.

About 80 percent of stroke patients have blocked arteries in the brain that starve part of the brain of its blood supply. In the other 20 percent of stroke patients, blood vessels burst as a result of an abnormal outpouching of an artery, an aneurysm, or a ruptured small artery.

Physicians at both of our Stroke Centers assess patients rapidly to determine the cause of the stroke. If an artery is blocked, several treatment options are available, but speed is essential because the brain rapidly dies when deprived of blood. Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) (the “clot busting” drug) can be used effectively in these patients if it is administered in the first three hours following the stroke.

For patients with bleeding from an aneurysm, new endovascular procedures, which work inside the blood vessels, enable surgeons to operate on the brain without opening the skull (craniotomy). In some patients bleeding arises from an abnormal tangle of arteries and veins, called an arteriovenous malformation. This condition can also be treated with an endovascular approach, sparing patients the risk, discomfort and longer hospitalization of a craniotomy.

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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Atlantic Medical Group
1-800-247-9580

Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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