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Table 4 Correlation of MRI Demonstrated Brain Infarct Subtypes with ICAC

From: Is Intracranial Atherosclerosis an Independent Risk Factor for Cerebral Atrophy? A Retrospective Evaluation

Infarct Subtype Total Subjects n = 65 Subjects with High Calcium n = 46 Subjects with Low Calcium n = 19 P-value* P-value after an (adjustment for age, other risk factors) **
Acute SVI 17 16 1 0.01 0.002
Acute LVI 33 27 6 0.04 Not Significant
Chronic SVI 22 20 2 0.01 Not Significant
Chronic LVI 10 7 3 ns Not Significant
  1. LVI – large vessel infarct, SVI – small vessel infarct
  2. ICAC – Intracranial carotid artery calcification