Echolucent, rupture-prone carotid plaques associated with elevated triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, particularly in women
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Fasting and postprandial triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (but not LDLs) are elevated in patients with carotid artery stenosis of >or=50% compared with controls, and particularly identify echolucent, rupture-prone carotid plaques. These observations are more pronounced in women than in men.