High-risk plaque in the superficial femoral artery of people with peripheral artery disease: prevalence and associated clinical characteristics.

@article{Polonsky2014HighriskPI,
  title={High-risk plaque in the superficial femoral artery of people with peripheral artery disease: prevalence and associated clinical characteristics.},
  author={Tamar Polonsky and Kiang Liu and Lu Tian and James C. Carr and Timothy J. Carroll and Jarett D. Berry and Michael H. Criqui and Luigi Ferrucci and Jack Guralnik and Melina R Kibbe and C. M. Kramer and Feiyu Li and Dongxiang Xu and Xihao Zhao and Chun Yuan and Mary M McDermott},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2014},
  volume={237 1},
  pages={169-76}
}
OBJECTIVE We used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the prevalence and associated clinical characteristics of high-risk plaque (defined as presence of lipid-rich necrotic core [LRNC] and intraplaque hemorrhage) in the superficial femoral arteries (SFA) among people with peripheral artery disease (PAD). BACKGROUND The prevalence and clinical characteristics associated with high-risk plaque in the SFA are unknown. METHODS Three-hundred-three participants with PAD underwent MRI of the… CONTINUE READING

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