Bilateral symmetry of human carotid artery atherosclerosis.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Atherosclerosis is a principal cause of stroke and myocardial infarction. The carotid arteries provide a site at which progression of atherosclerosis can be monitored reproducibly and noninvasively. This study was conducted to determine the similarity of atherosclerotic plaques in the left and right carotid arteries. This question was… (More)


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