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’
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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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Previous studies on ACE I/D polymorphisms in lacunar strokes and other cardiovascular phenotypes have yielded conflicting results.
People with lacunar stroke have a low level of hs-CRP as compared to large vessel stroke.
Differential risk factors for lacunar stroke depending on the MRI (white and red) subtypes of microangiopathy.
Age, hypertension, and lacunar stroke are the major determinants of the severity of age-related white matter changes.
The study included 107 men and women diagnosed with a first time lacunar stroke. Blood samples obtained within three months of the event were assayed for plasma vitamin B12 levels.
Masao Nagayama in 1993 in their study found that patients with Lacunar stroke had only slightly elevated serum Lp (a) levels than the control group, but still significant.
For lacunar stroke they reported that the improvement of short term neurological function determined by NIHSS score was present on day 15.
Lacunar stroke predominated in both groups (Diabetes Res.
Hemodynamic factors may play a critical role in neurological deterioration occurring within 72 hrs after lacunar stroke. PLoS One 2014;9:e108395.
Modern understanding of pathogenesis of lacunar stroke and large artery atherosclerosis suggests a common underlying aetiology, and as such they are increasingly grouped as noncardioembolic stroke [22-24].
One group of researchers reported on 44 patients with a diagnosis of lacunar stroke (van Swieten et al., 1996).
Blood-pressure targets in patients with recent lacunar stroke: The SPS3 randomised trial.