Distribution of risk factors in relation to the presence of cerebral angiographic lesions in TIA and minor stroke patients

G. B. Antongiovanni, V. Giudici, M. Musicco, M. Sant, L. Candelise, M. Radice

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Abstract

In a series of patients with TIA or minor stroke we have investigated the possibility of a different distribution of risk factors according to the presence or absence of angiographic lesions of the cerebral arterial circulation. The differences observed, though not statistically significant, argue for a more severe and widespread atherosclerotic process in patients with positive angiography. A significant proportion of these patients present associated insufficiency of the coronary circulation, demonstrated indirectly by exercise testing. The exercise test presents a positive predictive power of 41% for cerebral angiographic lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1985

Keywords

  • minor stroke
  • risk factors
  • TIA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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