Carotid plaque MRI and stroke risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Plaque, Atherosclerotic
  • Stroke

abstract

  • The presence of intraplaque hemorrhage, lipid-rich necrotic core, and thinning/rupture of the fibrous cap on MRI of carotid plaque is associated with increased risk of future stroke or transient ischemic attack in patients with carotid atherosclerotic disease. Dedicated MRI of plaque composition offers stroke risk information beyond measurement of luminal stenosis in carotid atherosclerotic disease.

publication date

  • November 2013

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.002551

PubMed ID

  • 23988640

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3071

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 44

number

  • 11