Ischaemic stroke affects white matter 'across the whole brain'

Australian researchers find extensive neurodegeneration three months after stroke

White matter in the brain degenerates after ischaemic stroke, not only close to the focal lesion but even in the opposite hemisphere, researchers have found.

MRI fixel scan. Source: the Florey Institute.

In their study comparing 104 people with ischaemic stroke with 40 age-matched healthy controls, the investigators, led by researchers from the Florey Institute of