Prevalence of symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis in Caucasians: a prospective, multicenter, transcranial Doppler study.

@article{Tsivgoulis2014PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis in Caucasians: a prospective, multicenter, transcranial Doppler study.},
  author={Georgios I. Tsivgoulis and Konstantinos M Vadikolias and Ioannis N Heliopoulos and Chaido Katsibari and Konstantinos Ι. Voumvourakis and Soultana Tsakaldimi and Eleni I. Boutati and Spyros N. Vasdekis and Dimitrios I Athanasiadis and Omar Salem Al-Attas and Paris Charalampidis and Elefterios Stamboulis and Charitomeni N Piperidou},
  journal={Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          11-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND There are limited data available regarding symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis (SIA) prevalence in Caucasians. We sought to investigate SIA prevalence among Caucasian patients hospitalized with acute cerebral ischemia (ACI) in a prospective, multicenter Transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) study. METHODS Consecutive patients with ACI were prospectively evaluated with TCD over a 24-month-period. The previously validated criteria of SONIA trial were used for detection of >50… CONTINUE READING
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