Cerebral microbleeds are more likely to occur in older people and men

Takeaway

  • People are more likely to have a cerebral microbleed if they are older and male, and previous microbleeds are the strongest predictor of future cerebral microbleeds.

Why this matters

    In clinical practice, these incidence estimates may help to predict which people are more likely to develop cerebral microbleeds, such as older men. In clinical trials, occipital amyloid load could be used as a biomarker to predict which participants will develop cerebral microbleed.