Published in Heart Disease Weekly, October 19th, 2003
Silent strokes occur when smaller blood vessels in the brain become blocked. Although they don't cause classic stroke symptoms, such as sudden headache, dizziness, or loss of motor skills, multiple silent strokes - also called silent cerebral infarcts (SCIs) - increase the risk for a future stroke.
"Silent cerebral infarcts are markers of hypertension-related brain damage and asymptomatic stroke," said lead author Kazuo Eguchi, MD, of the department of cardiology at Jichi Medical School in Tochigi, Japan. "In...
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