TITLE

What causes lacunar stroke?

AUTHOR(S)
Wardlaw, J. M.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;May2005, Vol. 76 Issue 5, p617
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
editorial
ABSTRACT
A quarter of all ischaemic strokes are lacunar type. Lacunar infarcts are small infarcts in the deep cerebral white matter, basal ganglia, or pons, presumed to result from the occlusion of a single small perforating artery supplying the subcortical areas of the brain. Hypertension and diabetes are said to be strongly associated with lacunar ischaemic stroke. However, in studies using risk factor free ischaemic stroke subtype definitions, there was only a marginal excess of hypertension with lacunar versus non-lacunar infarction and no difference for diabetes
ACCESSION #
17052429

 

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