White matter hyperintensity burden and acute ischemic stroke

Takeaway

  • In those with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volume and vascular risk factors differ depending on the Causative Classification of Ischemic Stroke (CCS) subtype.

Why this matters

    Better understanding of the modifiable vascular risk factors that contribute to the increased burden of WMH may lead to better treatment strategies and patient outcomes in the future.

    Higher WMH burden is associated with increased chance of another ischemic event.