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Medical Specialist: Vascular Neurology
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved the subspecialty of Vascular Neurology in 2003. A board-certified neurologist who has...

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Medical Specialist: Vascular Neurology

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved the subspecialty of Vascular Neurology in 2003. A board-certified neurologist who has developed expertise in cerebrovascular disease and vascular diseases of the central nervous system is eligible to take the examination for certification in vascular neurology. After the 2009 examination, only neurologists who have completed an accredited fellowship in vascular neurology will be eligible for the certification examination. Vascular neurologists are experts in the diagnosis and management of stroke and brain imaging. Clinical research in stroke care is an important aspect of the vascular neurologist’s training. Vascular Neurologists specialize in the care of:

Associated Diseases

  • Stroke
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Aneurysms
  • Vascular malformations of the brain and spine
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Cardioembolic stroke
  • Lacunar stroke
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Reference:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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