Observational Study on Determinants of Dementia After Stroke "DEDEMAS"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Age ≥ 18 years
- Language: German
- Acute stroke that occurred within the last 5 days as defined by:
acute focal neurological deficit in combination with one of the following:
- An acute ischemic infarct as documented by either a DWI positive lesion on MR imaging or a new lesion on a delayed CT scan
- An intracerebral hemorrhage as documented on CT or MRI
- An informant of the patient is available
- Written informed consent by patient prior to study participation
- Willingness to participate in follow-up

Exclusion Criteria

- IQCODE > 64 or diagnosis of dementia
- Patients transferred from an outside stroke unit (to avoid possible selection bias)
- Patients presenting a stroke going back more than 120 hours
- Patients presenting one of the following diseases: cerebral venous thrombosis, traumatic cerebral haemorrhage, intracerebral haemorrhage because of a known or image-guided assumed vascular malformation, pure meningeal or intraventricular haemorrhage
- Patients presenting a malignant disease with life expectancy < 3years Contraindication for MRI
- Participation in an intervention/AMG-study