Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022
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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a problem in which proteins called amyloid develop on the walls of the arteries in the brain. CAA increases the risk for stroke triggered by bleeding and dementia. People with CAA have deposits of amyloid protein in the wall surfaces of blood vessels in the brain. CAA is more often seen in people older than 55. CAA can cause hemorrhaging into the brain. Hemorrhaging typically takes place in the outer components of the brain, called the cortex, and not the deep areas. Since blood loss in the brain damages brain tissue, symptoms occur. Some people have steady memory problems.

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