The simplified Edinburgh computed tomography (CT)-based criteria appeared clinically useful in predicting cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) in patients who have lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).
Why this matters
Accurate diagnostic characterization of ICH is essential for appropriate acute and long-term management but evaluation of bleeding etiologies, such as CAA, remains challenging in people with lobar ICH.
CAA is associated with >2-fold risk of recurrent ICH and requires long-term management with antithrombotic medication, compared with other etiologies that require acute treatment. Early and precise diagnosis of CAA is therefore essential for treatment decision-making.