Table 2

Grading of burden of cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) by: grading of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) according to Fazekas scale for periventricular hyperintensities (PVH, 0–3) and deep WMH (DMWH, 0–3); total CSVD burden (0–4); and the Microbleed Anatomical Rating Scale (MARS) for cerebral microbleeds (CMB) (sum of definite and probable)

Scoring systemMRI 1 monthMRI 7 months
Fazekas PVH23
Fazekas DMWH2–33
CSVD burden23
MARS (CMB)1617