Diagnostic criteria for ischemic strokes of various pathogenic subtypes in patients with atherosclerosis and arterial hypertension

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Results of postmortem morphological studies of 30 cases with multiple cerebral infarctions caused by atherosclerosis and arte rial hypertension (152 infarctions) were compared with the data of patients preceding clinical examination. The morphological study included determination of the localization, size, and degree of organization of all cerebral infarctions, as well as the assessment of atherosclerotic and hypertonic changes of the
heart and extra and intracerebral arteries. On retrospective ana lysis of the results of patients clinical examination, the following data were assessed: anamnesis, neurologic status, arterial pressure monitoring, CT/MRI, standard methods of clinical instrumental examination of the brain arterial system (ultrasound Doppler or duplex sonography, transcranial duplex sonography, and roentgen contrast angiography), as well as electrocardiography and echocardiography. As a result of this correlative study, pathogenic subtypes of 65 ischemic strokes and diagnostic criteria of these subtypes were determined.

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T. A. Bolotova

Research Center of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow

Author for correspondence.
Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

P. L. Anufriev

Research Center of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation


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