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Vol 11, No 1 (2009)
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Published online: 2009-03-19
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Silent brain infarcts

Mieszko Zagrajek, Anna Pokryszko-Dragan, Konstanty Gurański
Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2009;11(1):9-12.

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Vol 11, No 1 (2009)
Prace poglądowe
Published online: 2009-03-19

Abstract

Silent brain infarcts (SBI) are frequently found on MRIs of brains of healthy elderly persons. Although silent infarcts lack clinically overt stroke-like symptoms, they are associated with subtle deficits in physical and cognitive function. Most infarcts are lacunes, of which hypertensive small-vessel disease is the main cause. SBI have significant prognostic implications by increasing the risk of subsequent stroke, cognitive impairment, dementia and mortality.

Abstract

Silent brain infarcts (SBI) are frequently found on MRIs of brains of healthy elderly persons. Although silent infarcts lack clinically overt stroke-like symptoms, they are associated with subtle deficits in physical and cognitive function. Most infarcts are lacunes, of which hypertensive small-vessel disease is the main cause. SBI have significant prognostic implications by increasing the risk of subsequent stroke, cognitive impairment, dementia and mortality.
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Keywords

silent brain infarcts (SBI); small vessel disease; lacunar infarcts; neuroimaging

About this article
Title

Silent brain infarcts

Journal

Interdisciplinary Problems of Stroke

Issue

Vol 11, No 1 (2009)

Pages

9-12

Published online

2009-03-19

Bibliographic record

Udar Mózgu. Problemy Interdyscyplinarne 2009;11(1):9-12.

Keywords

silent brain infarcts (SBI)
small vessel disease
lacunar infarcts
neuroimaging

Authors

Mieszko Zagrajek
Anna Pokryszko-Dragan
Konstanty Gurański

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