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  1. 1. Ultrasound features of human carotid plaques

    Författare :Gerd Östling; Malmö Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; atherosclerosis; carotid plaques; echogenicity; diabetes; obesity; beta-blocker; grey scale median;

    Sammanfattning : Atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid arteries are common in a middle-aged population. When a carotid plaque ruptures it may result in a cerebrovascular event. However, only a minor part of carotid plaques will eventually rupture. Finding those plaques is essential to decide the most appropriate treatment strategy. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Screening for asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis

    Författare :Dominika Högberg; Anders Wanhainen; Hans-Henning Eckstein; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :Carotid stenosis; carotid atherosclerosis; screening; cost-effectiveness; natural history; carotid ultrasound; Surgery; Kirurgi;

    Sammanfattning : Ischemic stroke is the most common cause of handicap in adults and the third most common cause of death in Sweden. Internal carotid artery atherosclerosis is an important cause and accounts for 20% of ischemic strokes. Screening for carotid atherosclerosis has been debated over the past two decades. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Carotid artery disease : plaque features and vulnerability

    Författare :Fisnik Jashari; Michael Henein; Per Wester; Christine Kremer; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Carotid atherosclerosis; ultrasound; plaque features; echogenicity; calcification; surface plaque irregularities; subclinical atherosclerosis; cerebrovascular symptoms; Cardiology; kardiologi; cardiovascular disease; hjärt- och kärlforskning;

    Sammanfattning : Background: Atherosclerosis is an important cause of stroke. Ultrasound offers the convenience of real-time and detailed assessment of carotid plaque features as well as arterial wall thickening and composition. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Ultrasound assessment of carotid atherosclerosis focusing on plaque characteristics and changes over time

    Författare :Ulrica Prahl; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Nyckelord :Ultrasound; Carotid artery; Women; Plaques; Echogenicity; Atherosclerosis;

    Sammanfattning : In a clinical perspective better methods to identify subjects at increased cardiovascular risk are needed. Atherosclerotic plaques of the carotid arteries with low echogenicity have been related to future clinical events. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Assessing carotid plaque structure

    Författare :Isabel Goncalves; Malmö Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper; []
    Nyckelord :MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiovascular system; Kardiovaskulära systemet; Modified LDL; Antibodies; Lipids; AP-1; Cellularity; Extracellular Matrix; Calcification; Elastin; Stroke; Gray-Scale Median; Echogenicity; Ultrasound; Atherosclerosis; Carotid Plaque;

    Sammanfattning : Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death and disability in the western world. Its clinical complications include acute myocardial infarction, sudden death and stroke. Thirty to 40 % of all ischemic strokes are caused by a carotid stenosis. LÄS MER