Chapter 9. Natural Course and Prognosis

  1. Dr Jong S. Kim MD, PhD2,
  2. Dr Louis R. Caplan MD3 and
  3. Dr K. S. Lawrence Wong MD4
  1. Dr Juan F. Arenillas MD, PhD1,
  2. Dr Louis R. Caplan MD3 and
  3. Dr K. S. Lawrence Wong MD4

Published Online: 12 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300673.ch9

Intracranial Atherosclerosis

Intracranial Atherosclerosis

How to Cite

Arenillas, J. F., Caplan, L. R. and Wong, K. S. L. (2008) Natural Course and Prognosis, in Intracranial Atherosclerosis (eds J. S. Kim, L. R. Caplan and K. S. L. Wong), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300673.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

    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

    Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, Hospital Clinico Universitario, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

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:

  • natural course and prognosis;
  • assessment of coronary risk using myocardial perfusion GATED-SPECT;
  • intracranial atherosclerosis - dynamic and multifocal disease;
  • microembolic signals;
  • metabolic syndrome (MetS) - vascular risk factors and metabolic abnormalities;
  • systemic factors - vulnerable intracranial atherosclerosis patients;
  • therapeutic implications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Natural course of intracranial atherosclerosis

  • Intracranial atherosclerosis: prognostic factors

  • Therapeutic implications

  • References