Progression rate and ipsilateral neurological events in asymptomatic carotid stenosis.

@article{Hirt2014ProgressionRA,
  title={Progression rate and ipsilateral neurological events in asymptomatic carotid stenosis.},
  author={Liam S. Hirt},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={702-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Progression of asymptomatic carotid stenoses with >50% luminal narrowing is associated with an increased risk of stroke. The significance of the progression rate in these patients is unknown. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of change of carotid luminal narrowing over 1 year, as a risk factor for ipsilateral ischemic events, in patients with a >50% asymptomatic carotid stenosis. Secondary aims were to establish the incidence of changes in carotid… CONTINUE READING
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