Aspirin alone for patients with lacunar stroke - 1
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Lacunar strokes are small strokes that usually occur in the very deep parts of the brain. Dr. Walter Koroshetz at the NIH explains, they’re due to the blockage of very tiny blood vessels that are so small, they can only be seen with a microscope.
Koroshetz: Lacunar strokes – these what we call white matter, small vessel disease strokes – are extremely common and they are related primarily to hypertension.
Narrator: He adds that roughly 40% of people will have a silent small stroke at some time in their life and most of these are small vessel strokes. For more details, visit the website stroke.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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