Vascular events during follow-up in patients with aortic arch atherosclerosis.

  title={Vascular events during follow-up in patients with aortic arch atherosclerosis.},
  author={Rolf Mitusch and C. Gregory Doherty and Herr V. Wucherpfennig and Christian Memmesheimer and C Tepe and Ulrich Stierle and Christof Kessler and Abdolhamid Sheikhzadeh},
  volume={28 1},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An association between aortic arch atherosclerosis and vascular events has been demonstrated. However, few data exist regarding follow-up evaluation of this disease. METHODS In this study, 183 patients with the diagnosis of aortic arch atherosclerosis were prospectively followed up. This diagnosis was made during an echocardiographic cross-sectional study. In 136 patients, raised plaques with thickness < 5 mm had been shown to exist, and in 47 patients complex plaques… CONTINUE READING
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