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    Typically disregarded brain lesions may warn of heightened stroke risk

    Typically disregarded brain lesions may warn of heightened stroke risk

    Scientists from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and colleagues found that very small brain lesions noted on brain imaging that would typically be disregarded by clinicians are associated with a heightened risk of stroke and death. The findings are in the July 7, 2015 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.The discovery about these tiny lesions — areas of the brain where tissue has been damaged by injury or disease —may help physicians identify people at risk of stroke and...

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