Advancements in understanding the mechanisms of symptomatic lacunar ischemic stroke: translation of knowledge to prevention strategies.

@article{Arboix2014AdvancementsIU,
  title={Advancements in understanding the mechanisms of symptomatic lacunar ischemic stroke: translation of knowledge to prevention strategies.},
  author={Adri{\`a} Arboix and Lorena Blanco-Rojas and Josep Llu{\'i}s Mart{\'i}-Vilalta},
  journal={Expert review of neurotherapeutics},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={261-76}
}
Symptomatic lacunar ischemic stroke (25% of all brain infarctions) results from occlusion of a single penetrating artery by microatheromas or lipohyalinosis and rarely from an intracranial atheromatous branch disease. Recurrent lacunar stroke may be associated with more severe clinical features and has been involved in producing lacunar state and vascular subcortical dementia. In the first multicenter randomized clinical trial (SPS3) focused on stroke prevention among patients with recent… CONTINUE READING
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