- •Strictly lobar cerebral microbleeds are linked to impaired language function.
- •Periventricular hyperintensities are associated with poor executive function.
- •Periventricular hyperintensities are linked to slow information processing speed.
- •Silent lacunes are not independently associated with cognitive deficits.
- •Different silent lesions may cause different patterns of cognitive impairment.
Abbreviations:CMBs (cerebral microbleeds), DWMHs (deep white matter hyperintensities), EF (executive function), IPS (information processing speed), PVHs (periventricular hyperintensities), SCLs (Silent cerebrovascular lesions), SLs (silent lacunes, WMHs - white matter hyperintensities)
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☆The study protocol was approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Hong Kong/Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster (HKU/HA HKW IRB) for human research. All participants were informed of the scope of the study before signing the consent form.