The relationship between carotid plaque composition, plaque morphology, and neurologic symptoms.

Abstract

Variations in plaque composition could make carotid artery plaques prone to ulceration, subintimal hemorrhage, plaque progression, or embolization and, thus, increase the risk of ipsilateral ischemic neurologic events. Seventy-eight carotid endarterectomy specimens from 74 patients (38 symptomatic and 36 asymptomatic) were analyzed. Prior to analysis, 43 of… (More)

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