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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