Homocysteine and internal carotid artery occlusion in ischemic stroke.

  title={Homocysteine and internal carotid artery occlusion in ischemic stroke.},
  author={Seul-Ki Jeong and Jin-young Seo and Young I Cho},
  journal={Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis},
  volume={17 9},
AIM Homocysteine is associated with increased arterial resistance and eventually causes luminal reduction. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate an association between the plasma concentration of total homocysteine (tHcy) and stenosis or occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS In total, 391 patients with ischemic stroke were evaluated from March 2007 to February 2008. The criterion for ICA stenosis or occlusion was set at greater… CONTINUE READING


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