Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

Study code

Lead researcher
Dr Stefan Graf

Study type
Data only

Institution or company
University of Cambridge (Department of Medicine)

Researcher type

Speciality area
Genomics and Rare Diseases, Stroke


Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) is the most common, chronic and progressive vascular disease. The changes affect arterioles, capillaries and small veins supplying the white matter and deep structures of the brain. It is the most common incidental finding on brain scans, especially in people over 80 years of age.