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Determining carotid plaque vulnerability using ultrasound center frequency shifts.

  • Tobias Erlöv
  • Magnus Cinthio
  • Andreas Edsfeldt
  • Simon Segstedt
  • Nuno Dias
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Isabel Goncalves
Publishing year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 293-300
Publication/Series: Atherosclerosis
Volume: 246
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

The leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide is atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, most commonly caused by rupture of a high-risk plaque and subsequent thrombosis resulting in stroke, myocardial infarction or sudden death depending on the affected arterial territory. Accurate, non-invasive methods to identify such lesions known as vulnerable or high-risk plaques are currently sub-optimal. Our aim was to validate a new non-invasive ultrasound method to identify high-risk carotid plaques.


  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems


  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • Vascular Diseases - Clinical Research
  • ISSN: 1879-1484
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