Common carotid artery intima media thickness and post-stroke cognitive impairment.

  title={Common carotid artery intima media thickness and post-stroke cognitive impairment.},
  author={Penelope Talelli and John Ellul and Georgios Terzis and Nikoletta P Lekka and G Gioldasis and Athina Chrysanthopoulou and T H Papapetropoulos},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={223 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Acute stroke and other forms of cerebrovascular disease are well-recognized causes of cognitive impairment. Common carotid artery intima media thickness (CCA-IMT) has been associated with certain forms of cerebrovascular disease, but its association with cognitive impairment of vascular origin has not been elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether CCA-IMT is associated with cognitive impairment 1 year after an acute ischemic stroke. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING


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