Distribution, severity and risk factors for aortic atherosclerosis in cerebral ischemia.

@article{Sen2000DistributionSA,
  title={Distribution, severity and risk factors for aortic atherosclerosis in cerebral ischemia.},
  author={Souvik Sen and Kai-hong Wu and Robert McNamara and Jo{\~a}o Samarone Alves de Lima and Steven Piantadosi and Stephen M Oppenheimer},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={102-9}
}
Significant thoracic aortic plaques (>4 mm) are an independent risk factor for ischemic stroke. Within 1 week of stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) onset, 105 consecutive patients underwent transesophageal echocardiography assessment of aortic plaque thickness using the criteria of Amarenco et al. (N Engl J Med 1994;331:1474-1479). A proximo-distal gradient was found in the distribution of aortic atheroma >4 mm (p = 0.04). Symptomatic coronary artery disease was associated with plaque in… CONTINUE READING