Implications of silent strokes.

@article{Yatsu2004ImplicationsOS,
  title={Implications of silent strokes.},
  author={Frank M. Yatsu and Hashem Shaltoni},
  journal={Current atherosclerosis reports},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          307-13
        }
}
"Silent strokes" or "subclinical strokes" refer to incidental findings of strokes on neuroimaging studies, such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging/diffusion-weighted imaging, that are asymptomatic. These include lacunar and other ischemic strokes and minor hemorrhages, particularly in "silent areas" of the brain, but also include leukoaraiosis due to small vessel pathology of a variety of origins. Clinicians need to appreciate their significance because with certain conditions… CONTINUE READING
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