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The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia
 

The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia

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Investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site. Data from c-Fos assays and in vivo hemodynamic imaging reveal how individually miniscule microinfarcts might collectively contribute to broader brain dysfunction in patients with vascular cognitive impairment and dementia.
 
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17 Jan 2017 - General
 
Mark Edmon Tan Thank you for sharing the article. I think it helps to provide some evidence into a aspect which we have long suspected. I think this area is worthy of more research as stated by the press release. This is because it is one which can potentially change clinical guidelines.(i.e. When patients experience clinical infarcts, patients can be potentially placed on medication prophylactically for the long...
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