Cerebral white matter hyperintense lesions are associated with unstable carotid plaques.

@article{Altaf2006CerebralWM,
  title={Cerebral white matter hyperintense lesions are associated with unstable carotid plaques.},
  author={Nishath Altaf and Lidewine Daniels and Paul Simon Morgan and James W Lowe and John R. F. Gladman and S T R Macsweeney and Alan Moody and D P Auer},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={8-13}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether unstable carotid plaques, a known risk factor for cerebral emboli, are associated with cerebral white matter lesions. METHODS Seventy-one symptomatic patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging prior to carotid endarterectomy for high grade carotid stenosis were included in this study. The number and volume of white matter hyperintense lesions (WMHL) on fluid attenuated inversion recovery brain scans were compared according to the… CONTINUE READING