Severity of leukoaraiosis and susceptibility to infarct growth in acute stroke

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Ay H., Arsava E. M., Rosand J., Furie K. L., Singhal A. B., Schaefer P. W., ...More

STROKE, vol.39, no.5, pp.1409-1413, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/strokeaha.107.501932
  • Journal Name: STROKE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1409-1413
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Background and Purpose-Leukoaraiosis (LA) is associated with structural and functional vascular changes that may compromise tissue perfusion at the microvascular level. We hypothesized that the volume of LA correlated with the proportion of initially ischemic but eventually infarcted tissue in acute human stroke.