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 Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, and at the Mayo Clinic Health System sites in La Crosse and Eau Claire, Wis., are certified as primary stroke centers by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits health care providers.

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.