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Stroke

Small Vessel Disease

05/24/2010

Question:

is small vessel disease the same as a stroke? and with dementia,diabetes,hypertension can this lead to death?

Answer:

Small vessel disease can be a cause of stroke and stroke can cause death, but not small vessel disease itself.

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Response by:

Jean  E Starr, MD Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University