Cerebral small vascular disease markers are associated with worsening after small subcortical stroke

Takeaway

  • White matter hyperintensities (WMH), moderate- and high-grade basal ganglia enlarged perivascular spaces (BG-EPVS), and composite cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) score predict worsening motor function after small subcortical strokes (SS).

Why this matters

    Better understanding of factors that may contribute to neurological deterioration following SS is needed to identify interventions and improve functional outcomes.