In the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) trial, 19.1% of ischemic strokes occurred out of the territory of previously symptomatic stenosis during the mean follow-up period of 23.4 months. However, it is unknown how many ischemic strokes were due to a previously asymptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS). The objective of this study was to investigate whether the concomitant asymptomatic ICAS influences the outcome of patients undergoing symptomatic ICAS stenting.

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