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Plaque inflammation and unstable morphology are associated with early stroke recurrence in symptomatic carotid stenosis.
Marnane, Michael; Prendeville, Susan; McDonnell, Ciaran; Noone, Imelda; Barry, Mary; Crowe, Morgan; Mulligan, Niall; Kelly, Peter J
Although symptomatic carotid stenosis is associated with 3-fold increased risk of early stroke recurrence, the pathophysiologic mechanisms of high early stroke risk have not been established. We aimed to investigate the relationship between early stroke recurrence after initial symptoms and histological features of plaque inflammation and instability in resected carotid plaque.
Keyword(s): STROKE AND TIA
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
First Indexed: 2014-04-03 06:41:11 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 07:22:05