Inflammatory markers and conventional atherosclerotic risk factors in acute ischemic stroke: comparative study between vascular disease subtypes.

BACKGROUND Large vessel atherosclerosis and small vessel disease are two major causes of ischemic stroke. In patients with large vessel disease, the lesions can be located in the extracranial carotid or intracranial arteries. OBJECTIVE To search for the differences of risk factors and inflammatory markers among patients with each subtype of vascular… CONTINUE READING