Nonstenotic carotid plaque on CT angiography in patients with cryptogenic stroke.

  title={Nonstenotic carotid plaque on CT angiography in patients with cryptogenic stroke.},
  author={J M Coutinho and Sheldon Derkatch and Alphonse R J Potvin and George Tomlinson and T R Kiehl and Frank L. Silver and D M Mandell},
  volume={87 7},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether large (≥3 mm thick) but nonstenotic (<50%) carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque predominantly occurs ipsilateral rather than contralateral to cryptogenic stroke. METHODS This was a cross-sectional observational study. Using a stroke registry, we identified consecutive patients with anterior circulation embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS). Using CT angiography, we measured carotid plaque size (thickness, mm) and carotid artery stenosis (North American… CONTINUE READING
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