Incidence, manifestations, and predictors of brain infarcts defined by serial cranial magnetic resonance imaging in the elderly: the Cardiovascular Health Study.

@article{Longstreth2002IncidenceMA,
  title={Incidence, manifestations, and predictors of brain infarcts defined by serial cranial magnetic resonance imaging in the elderly: the Cardiovascular Health Study.},
  author={W. T. Longstreth and Corinne S. Dulberg and Teri Manolio and Michael Lewis and Norman J. Beauchamp and Daniel O'Leary and Jeff Carr and Curt D. Furberg},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={2376-82}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE MRI-defined infarcts are common in the elderly. We sought to explore incidence, manifestations, and predictors of such infarcts. METHODS The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) is a population-based, longitudinal study of 5888 people aged > or =65 years. Participants have had extensive baseline and follow-up evaluations; 1433 participants underwent 2 MRI scans separated by 5 years and had no infarcts on initial MRI. RESULTS On follow-up MRI, 254 participants (17.7%) had… CONTINUE READING

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