Carotid Artery Anatomy and Geometry as Risk Factors for Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease

@article{Phan2012CarotidAA,
  title={Carotid Artery Anatomy and Geometry as Risk Factors for Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease},
  author={Thanh G. Phan and Richard Beare and Damien Jolley and Gita Das and Mandy Ren and Kitty T.K. Wong and Winston Chong and Matthew D. Sinnott and James E. Hilton and Velandai K. Srikanth},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={1596–1601}
}
Background and Purpose— Traditional vascular risk factors do not completely explain the asymmetry, racial, and sex differences in carotid artery disease. Carotid anatomy and geometry may play a role in the pathogenesis of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis, but their effects are unknown. We hypothesized that carotid artery anatomy and geometry would be independently associated with ICA stenosis. Method— This is a retrospective study of patients with CT angiography at Monash Medical Centre… 

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