Cerebrovascular Diseases and Critical Care Group Overview

Mayo Clinic neurologists trained in cerebrovascular diseases and neurological critical care have extensive experience in evaluating and treating people who have strokes and other brain and blood vessel conditions (cerebrovascular diseases).

Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota are each certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits hospitals and staff. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mankato, Minnesota, are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission.

Neurologists work with doctors trained in brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons) and others to provide inpatient and outpatient treatment for people who have strokes and other cerebrovascular diseases.

Conditions and treatments

  • Amyloid angiopathy of the brain
  • Antiphospholipid antibody syndromes with neurological symptoms
  • Arteriovenous malformations (brain or spinal cord)
  • Arteritis (vasculitis) of brain or neck arteries
  • Brain aneurysm (ruptured or unruptured)
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting consideration
  • Carotid artery stenosis or occlusion (extracranial or intracranial)
  • Carotid bruit
  • Carotid dissection
  • Carotid endarterectomy consideration
  • Cavernous malformation (brain or spinal cord)
  • Central nervous system arteritis
  • Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarct and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL)
  • Cerebral microbleeds by MRI
  • Dural arteriovenous fistulas (brain or spinal cord)
  • Genetic disorders of stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage of any cause
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Other brain arteritis or vasculitis syndromes
  • Small vessel white matter disease
  • Stroke
  • Stroke prevention
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage of any cause
  • Subdural hemorrhage
  • Takayasu's arteritis
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Vasculitis of central nervous system
  • Venous (dural) sinus thrombosis
  • Vertebral or basilar artery stenosis or occlusion

Neurologists actively research causes, diagnostic tests and new treatments for many brain and blood vessel conditions (cerebrovascular diseases). Doctors conduct research and review medical histories to learn how diseases progress, how to treat them and which treatments may be most appropriate for people. Read more about research in stroke and vascular disease.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings; specialists in Minnesota interact very closely with colleagues across Mayo Clinic Health System and in the Arizona and Florida campuses. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Oct. 26, 2018