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  1. This is an interesting study presenting data linking higher plasma levels of amyloid β1-40 with small vessel disease in patients with acute stroke. The role of Aβ in cerebrovascular disease has been of interest for some time, and these data suggest that species of Aβ may play a role in disrupting endothelial vascular function.