Shear rate is a better marker of symptomatic ischemic cerebrovascular events than velocity or diameter in severe carotid artery stenosis.

Affiliation

Jobst Vascular Institute of ProMedica, Toledo, Ohio; Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

This study was designed to test the hypothesis that the high shear rate of flow in the area of carotid stenosis is associated with the incidence of ischemic symptoms in patients with a high degree of carotid stenosis.

Keywords

Carotid disease,Carotid stenosis,Duplex ultrasound,Extracranial vascular disease,Hemodynamics,Stroke,

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