What EEG findings are characteristic of atherosclerosis?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Plachinda et al studied the correlations of cognitive disorders and the EEGs of elderly patients with circulatory encephalopathy. They explored the possibilities of using EEG for evaluating intellectual-mnemonic disorders in elderly patients with cerebral atherosclerosis. Ninety-five patients (aged 60-74 y) with atherosclerotic encephalopathy but without stroke were included in the study. Statistical analysis of the data demonstrated a correlation between psychological test results and EEG readings and computerized EEG data. [34]

In cerebrovascular disease, focal slowing is far more frequent than in nonvascular dementia; therefore, EEG can be useful in distinguishing the 2 conditions.

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