Association between basal ganglia periventricular space status and intracerebral hemorrhage

Takeaway

  • Symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) is associated with enlarged periventricular spaces (PVS) within the basal ganglia in individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF) taking oral anticoagulants (OAC) following a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or ischemic stroke.

Why this matters

    Further investigation into basal ganglia periventricular space (BGPVS) status as a risk factor for OAC-related ICH should be considered, as this may influence future treatment options in individuals with AF.