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Symptomatic carotid atherosclerotic disease: correlations between plaque composition and ipsilateral stroke risk.

Authors
  • Howard, Dominic P J
  • van Lammeren, Guus W
  • Rothwell, Peter M
  • Redgrave, Jessica N
  • Moll, Frans L
  • de Vries, Jean-Paul P M
  • de Kleijn, Dominique P V
  • den Ruijter, Hester M
  • de Borst, Gert Jan
  • Pasterkamp, Gerard
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stroke
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
46
Issue
1
Pages
182–189
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007221
PMID: 25477221
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Features of the vulnerable carotid plaque, including plaque thrombus, low fibrous content, macrophage infiltration, and microvessel density, correlate with predicted stroke risk. This study provides a basis for plaque imaging studies focused on stroke risk stratification.

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