Race and sex differences in the distribution of cerebral atherosclerosis.

  title={Race and sex differences in the distribution of cerebral atherosclerosis.},
  author={Robert J. Wityk and Dan Van Lehman and Michael J. Klag and Josef Coresh and Hyo-sook Ahn and Brian Litt},
  volume={27 11},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of race, sex, and other risk factors on the location of atherosclerotic occlusive lesions in cerebral vessels. Previous angiographic studies of patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) suggest that extracranial atherosclerosis is more common in whites and intracranial disease is more common in blacks. Noninvasive techniques such as duplex ultrasound, transcranial Doppler (TCD), and magnetic resonance… CONTINUE READING
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