Validation of diagnostic criteria for vascular cognitive disorders

Takeaway

  • The International Society for Vascular Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders (VASCOG) criteria for vascular cognitive disorders (VCD) have greater sensitivity, modest concurrent validity and better predictive validity than older criteria and are useful for both research and clinical applications.

Why this matters

  • Validation of diagnostic criteria used by different organizations will aid in standardizing clinical and research studies on stroke and transient ischemia attack (TIA).