Cerebral Microbleeds and Recurrent Stroke Risk

STROKEAHA: March 14, 2013

Background and Purpose—To evaluate cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) and future stroke risk (including intracerebral hemorrhage [ICH]) in patients with ischemic stroke (IS) or transient ischemic attack.

Materials and Methods—A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohorts with recent IS/transient ischemic attack. We critically appraised studies and calculated pooled odds ratios (ORs), using the Mantel–Haenszel fixed-effects method, for ICH or recurrent IS, in patients with versus without CMBs. Read more