Symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenoses: prevalence and prognosis in patients with acute cerebral ischemia.

@article{Weber2010SymptomaticIA,
  title={Symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenoses: prevalence and prognosis in patients with acute cerebral ischemia.},
  author={Ralph E. Weber and Klaus Kraywinkel and Hans-Christoph Diener and Christian Weimar},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={188-93}
}
BACKGROUND In Caucasian patients with acute stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) due to symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenoses (ICAS), only limited data on the recurrent stroke rate and its associated risk factors have been reported. In view of the increasing options for endovascular interventions, we sought to investigate the prevalence, risk for recurrent stroke and mortality in these patients. METHODS A total of 304 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke or TIA due… CONTINUE READING
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