Angiographic Detection of Carotid Plaque Ulceration Comparison With Surgical Observations in a Multicenter Study

@inproceedings{Streifler2005AngiographicDO,
  title={Angiographic Detection of Carotid Plaque Ulceration Comparison With Surgical Observations in a Multicenter Study},
  author={Jonathan Y. Streifler and Michael Eliasziw and Allan J. Fox and Oscar R. Benavente and Vladimir Hachinski and Gary G. Ferguson and Henry Joseph Macaulay Barnett},
  year={2005}
}
Background and Purpose Carotid plaque ulceration is used as one of the determinants in deciding which patients should be submitted to carotid endarterectomy. Uncertainties about its importance persist. Its detection by angiography is an important consideration. Methods The detection of ulceration by angiography was compared with observations during endarterectomy in the first 500 patients recruited into the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial. This represents the first… CONTINUE READING