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Prevalence and Outcomes of Symptomatic Intracranial Large Artery Stenoses and Occlusions in China:The Chinese Intracranial Atherosclerosis (CICAS) Study [Original Contribution]

Background and Purpose—

We aimed to establish the prevalence,characteristics,and outcomes of intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) in China by a large,prospective,multicenter study.


We evaluated 2864 consecutive patients who experienced an acute cerebral ischemia <7 days after symptom onset in 22 Chinese hospitals. All patients underwent magnetic resonance angiography,with measurement of diameter [...]