|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Jimenez-Conde, J, Biffi, A, Rahman, R, Kanakis, A, Butler, C, Sonni, S, Massasa, E, Cloonan, L, Gilson, A, Capozzo, K, Cortellini, L, Ois, A, Cuadrado-Godia, E, Rodriguez-Campello, A, Furie, KL, Roquer, J, Rosand, J, Rost, NS|
|Journal||Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation|
White matter hyperintensity (WMH), or leukoaraiosis, is a radiologic finding generally assumed to reflect diseased small cerebral vasculature. WMH has significant functional impact through its relation to cognitive decline and risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Accumulating evidence suggests that some manifestations of small-vessel disease such as intracerebral hemorrhage are associated with low levels of cholesterol. We sought to determine the relation between hyperlipidemia and WMH severity in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS).