Can Anticoagulant Strategies Reduce Covert Brain Infarcts in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease?
Covert brain infarcts are detected on magnetic resonance imaging studies in the aging brain in about 10% of people at age 65 years, increasing to 25% at age 80 years. Most patients who develop dementia have a combination of multiple small infarcts, plus amyloid deposition. Prevention of covert infarcts is a strategy to mitigate the frequency and severity of late-life dementia.
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