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The UCSF Neurovascular Disease and Comprehensive Stroke Center provides expert care to patients with cerebrovascular disease, or conditions involving the brain and its blood vessels. We treat patients both in the hospital and in our outpatient clinic. Our team is proud of the recognition we've received for providing exceptional care. We're the first center in San Francisco to be designated a comprehensive stroke center by the Joint Commission, an independent national accreditation organization for health care institutions. In addition, two advocacy organizations, the Angioma Alliance and Cure HTT, have named UCSF a center of excellence for treating vascular abnormalities.
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The director of UCSF’s stroke clinic, neurologist Karl Meisel, MD, presents the latest evidence-based strategies for evaluating and treating ischemic stroke and TIA, including new thoughts on medical management and post-event monitoring.
Answering questions from both patients and doctors, our neurovascular disease experts discuss the higher risk of clotting disorders associated with severe SARS-CoV-2 illness and how to manage these cases.
Vineeta Singh, MD, discusses stroke in women and the relationship between gender and symptoms, risk-factors, prevalence and mortality. Dr. Singh also examines stress and depression as a possible risk factor for stroke in women.
Vineeta Singh, MD discusses sex-specific risk factors in women – including oral contraceptive use, carotid disease and obesity -- and examines whether these risk factors are adequately assessed.
Vineeta Singh, MD discusses the pregnancy- and post-pregnancy-associated risk factors for stroke and the management of these conditions.
Vineeta Singh, MD discusses gender-specific differences in primary and secondary stroke prevention, including an examination of gender-specific issues surrounding patient consent to receive an IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
Providing initial evaluations, second opinions and follow-up care for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other neurovascular conditions.
A LONGTIME PARTNER in ensuring the best care for your patients with neurovascular conditions, UCSF is now a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, becoming the first such program in San Francisco to earn the Gold Seal of Approval.