Tag: amyloid angiopathy

  • Depression may interfere with blood pressure management after intracerebral hemorrhage

    Blood pressure management (which typically means keeping average systolic pressure below 130Hg) is one of the few means of reducing the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage for patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). Yet, less than one-half of patients are able to achieve their necessary blood pressure targets. According to one study at Mass General Hospital, […]

  • Unraveling microinfarts and microbleeds in cerebral amyloid angiopathy

    At Mass General Hospital, Susanne Janneke van Veluw, gives an impressive explanation of the pathophysiology of microinfarts and microbleeds due to CAA. Microinfarts seem to come from blood vessels that retain amyloid-beta, lose smooth muscle cells, and therefore become stiff–possibly leading to an infart. Microbleeds seem to occur when cells lose both amyloid-beta and smooth […]