Stroke 2021 Sep 16:STROKEAHA121034347. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
Department of Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and University of Bern, Switzerland. (J.V., M.B., D.J.S., S.J., M.R.H., U.P., M.G., M.A., U.F., T.R.M.).
Background And Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the rate of chronic covert brain infarctions (CBIs) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and to describe their phenotypes and diagnostic value.
Methods: This is a single-center cohort study including 1546 consecutive patients with first-ever AIS on magnetic resonance imaging imaging from January 2015 to December 2017. The main study outcomes were CBI phenotypes, their relative frequencies, location, and association with vascular risk factors. Read More