Stretching and bulging of an arterial wall, usually caused by weakening of the vessel.
Purring or blowing sound caused by blood flowing over the rough surface of one or both carotid arteries.
Aching in the head.
Death of brain tissue.
Prolonged interruption in the flow of blood through one of the arteries supplying the brain.
Circulation formed by smaller blood vessels branching off from or near larger occluded vessels.
The surgical removal of the atherosclerotic (fatty deposits) plaque lining an artery.
The neurologic impairment of a person's ability to speak.
A disorder in which the client is only able to see half of the normal visual field.
Paralysis on one side of the body.
Neurologic impairment of a person's ability to understand spoken and written language.
Transient Ischemic Attack
Sudden, brief fleeting attacks of neurologic impairment caused by a temporary interruption in cerebral blood flow.