Cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) is a condition affecting the small blood vessels in the body and can lead to cerebral infarction in the deeper parts of the brain, also known as a lacunar stroke. We researched the relationship between 24-hour blood pressure tests and cSVD expressions in an MRI scan of patients with a recent lacunar stroke. One key finding was a link between blood pressure, spaces around blood vessels (perivascular areas) and microbleeds. Blood pressure was also associated with a new score we developed that combines all cSVD expressions on an MRI scan. This score offers a new way of examining the overall severity of cSVD on an MRI scan, which had never been done before.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||29 Jan 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|