Microbleeds are associated with subsequent hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke in healthy elderly individuals.

@article{Bokura2011MicrobleedsAA,
  title={Microbleeds are associated with subsequent hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke in healthy elderly individuals.},
  author={Hirokazu Bokura and Reiko Saika and Takuya Yamaguchi and Atsushi Nagai and Hiroaki Oguro and Shotai Kobayashi and Shuhei Yamaguchi},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={1867-71}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral microbleeds (MBs) are frequently detected in patients with stroke, especially those who experience intracerebral hemorrhage. However, the clinical significance of MBs in subjects without cerebrovascular disease is still unclear. We performed a prospective study to determine whether the presence of MBs provides useful prognostic information in healthy elderly individuals. METHODS We tracked 2102 subjects (mean age, 62.1 years) over a mean interval of 3.6 years… CONTINUE READING

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