Article: Cerebrovascular disease

Cerebrovascular disease is damage to the blood vessels in the brain, resulting in a stroke. The blood vessels can become blocked because of fat deposits, or a wandering blood clot, blocking the flow of blood to a part of the brain. Sometimes, the blood vessels may leak, break, or burst, resulting in a hemorrhagic stroke. People with diabetes are at higher risk of cerebrovascular disease. See also: Macrovascular disease.

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