Ischemic Stroke Subtype Classification: An Asian Viewpoint

  title={Ischemic Stroke Subtype Classification: An Asian Viewpoint},
  author={Bum Joon Kim and Jong Sung Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of stroke},
Proper classification of the causative mechanism of stroke is important for optimizing stroke treatment and assessing prognosis. The primary etiology of stroke differs according to race and ethnicity: emboli originating from the heart or extracranial large arteries are common in Western populations, whereas small-vessel occlusion or intracranial atherosclerosis is more prevalent in Asians. Intracranial atherosclerosis frequently leads to stroke by branch-artery occlusion, and the degree of… CONTINUE READING