Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Tortuosity and Body Mass Index

@article{Wang2017ExtracranialIC,
  title={Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Tortuosity and Body Mass Index},
  author={Haifeng Wang and Daming Wang and Junjie Wang and Li-jun Wang and Jun Lu and Peng Qi and Shen Hu and Ximeng Yang and Kun-peng Chen},
  journal={Frontiers in Neurology},
  year={2017},
  volume={8}
}
Background Extracranial internal carotid artery (eICA) tortuosity may trigger cerebral ischemia, and body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body mass based on height and weight. The main purpose of this study is to determine the influence of BMI on the tortuosity of eICA. Methods A total of 926 carotid artery angiograms were performed in 513 patients, of which 116 cases and matched controls were selected. Arterial tortuosity was defined as simple tortuosity, kinking, or coiling. The severity of… 
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