Acute cerebral microinfarcts in vascular cognitive impairment: Clinical and long-term impact

Takeaway

  • Acute cerebral microinfarcts (ACMIs) are associated with an increased burden of vascular brain pathology in patients with vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) and are prognostic with regards to poor clinical outcome.

Why this matters

  • Understanding the association between ACMIs and other clinical markers, as well as long-term consequences of ACMIs, will better inform short-term and ongoing management of patients with ACMI.