Even small brain lesions raise risk of stroke and death, study findsBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3621 (Published 07 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3621
- Jacqui Wise
Even very small brain lesions detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should not be dismissed, researchers have said.1
Subclinical brain infarctions are usually defined as larger than 3 mm in patients with no history of clinical stroke, and those that are smaller than this are typically ignored.
But a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that, in …