The spectrum of lacunar infarction in the elderly

Askiel Bruno, G. A. Rosenberg

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Abstract

The incidence of ischemic stroke increases sharply with age. Lacunar infarcts constitute about 25% of ischemic strokes. They usually produce a recognizable clinical picture, the underlying vascular lesion is usually arteriolosclerosis, the thickening of the wall of a perforating arteriole within the brain. Following a lacunar infarct, the most important aspect of patient management is the prevention of stroke recurrence by reduction of vascular risk factors, primarily arterial hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-453
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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