Brain microbleeds relate to higher ambulatory blood pressure levels in first-ever lacunar stroke patients.

@article{Staals2009BrainMR,
  title={Brain microbleeds relate to higher ambulatory blood pressure levels in first-ever lacunar stroke patients.},
  author={J Staals and Robert J van Oostenbrugge and Iris L. H. Knottnerus and Rob P. W. Rouhl and L{\'e}on H. G. Henskens and Jan J Lodder},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 10},
  pages={3264-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hypertension is an important risk factor for brain microbleeds (BMBs) in lacunar stroke patients. However, beyond the qualitative label "hypertension," little is known about the association with ambulatory blood pressure (BP) levels. METHODS In 123 first-ever lacunar stroke patients we performed 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring after the acute stroke-phase. We counted BMBs on T2*-weighted gradient-echo MR images. Because a different etiology for BMBs according to… CONTINUE READING