Silent and symptomatic infarcts on cranial computerized tomography in relation to dementia and mortality: a population-based study in 85-year-old subjects.

@article{Liebetrau2004SilentAS,
  title={Silent and symptomatic infarcts on cranial computerized tomography in relation to dementia and mortality: a population-based study in 85-year-old subjects.},
  author={Martin Liebetrau and Bertil Steen and Gerhard F. Hamann and Ingmar Skoog},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={1816-20}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Incidental findings of infarcts on brain imaging are common, but their clinical significance is not clear. We examined the prevalence of symptomatic and silent infarcts on cranial computerized tomography (cCT) and their relation to dementia and mortality in a representative sample of 239 85-year-olds living in Gothenburg Sweden. METHODS Information on stroke was obtained from an inpatient hospital linkage system, self-reports, and key informants. Dementia was defined… CONTINUE READING

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