Chapter 4. Risk Factors

  1. Dr Jong S. Kim MD, PhD4,
  2. Dr Louis R. Caplan MD5 and
  3. Dr K. S. Lawrence Wong MD6
  1. Dr Kazuo Minematsu MD, PhD1,
  2. Dr Oh Young Bang MD, PhD2 and
  3. Dr Toshiyuki Uehara MD3

Published Online: 12 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300673.ch4

Intracranial Atherosclerosis

Intracranial Atherosclerosis

How to Cite

Minematsu, K., Bang, O. Y. and Uehara, T. (2008) Risk Factors, in Intracranial Atherosclerosis (eds J. S. Kim, L. R. Caplan and K. S. L. Wong), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300673.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Neurology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

  2. 5

    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 6

    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita City, Osaka, Japan

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, Sungkyunkwan University, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita City, Osaka, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178228

Online ISBN: 9781444300673

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Keywords:

  • risk factors for intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS);
  • intracranial atherosclerosis and coronary diseases;
  • risk factors in different vascular territories;
  • metabolic syndrome - novel risk factor for intracranial atherosclerosis;
  • Warfarin–Aspirin for Symptomatic Intracranial Disease (WASID) trial;
  • metabolic syndrome and ethnic differences in atherosclerosis pattern

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Differences in risk factors between extra- and intracranial atherosclerosis

  • Intracranial atherosclerosis and coronary diseases

  • Conventional stroke risk factors in intracranial atherosclerosis

  • Risk factors in different vascular territories

  • Metabolic syndrome as a novel risk factor for intracranial atherosclerosis

  • Possible pathophysiologic interactions between metabolic syndrome and intracranial atherosclerosis

  • Metabolic syndrome and ethnic differences in the pattern of atherosclerosis

  • References