lacunar stroke


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A condition caused by multiple minute infarcts—lacunes—in the basal ganglia, which may be seen in severe hypertension; when numerous, lacunar strokes cause dementia or a lacunar ‘syndrome’

lacunar stroke

A pathological change in the brain caused by diminished or no blood flow through one of the brain's small penetrating arteries. When this occurs, there may be no clinically detectable changes in the patient or signs and symptoms of stroke. A group of little strokes may cause progressive dementia.
See also: stroke
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Lacunar stroke, an indication of small-vessel disease, accounted for 44% of the strokes in the control patients and 44% of the strokes in those with metabolic syndrome.
did not specify how many patients in the sample had a pure motor stroke, it can be assumed that the sample contained some patients with motor stroke, because motor strokes are the most common type of lacunar stroke.
Doolittle ND: The experience of recovery following lacunar stroke.
In Pakistan there is a high prevalence of Diabetes mellitus and Hypertension which frequently causes lacunar stroke.
Lacunar strokes occur due to chronic high blood pressure and typically produce small lesions deep within the brain.
Lacunar strokes occur when small blood clots in tiny arteries cause blockages within the brain.
Accuracy of very early clinical diagnosis of lacunar strokes.
Eligibility criteria are extremely stringent and are well suited to exclude patients with non-cryptogenic strokes, such as the exclusion of lacunar strokes and exclusion of patients with a substantial burden of vascular risk factors.
The new trial results "do not support the use of combination therapy for secondary stroke prevention in patients with lacunar strokes," said Dr.
A major limitation of this study was that the majority of patients enrolled had lacunar strokes, a stroke subtype that is not believed to be of pure atherothrombotic origin and that has the lowest recurrence rates.
Eligibility criteria are more stringent and better exclude patients with non-cryptogenic strokes, such as the exclusion of lacunar strokes and exclusion of patients with a substantial burden of vascular risk factors.