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Jan Nilsson

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Determining carotid plaque vulnerability using ultrasound center frequency shifts.

Author

  • Tobias Erlöv
  • Magnus Cinthio
  • Andreas Edsfeldt
  • Simon Segstedt
  • Nuno Dias
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Isabel Goncalves

Summary, in 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.

Department/s

  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • Vascular Diseases - Clinical Research

Publishing year

2016

Language

English

Pages

293-300

Publication/Series

Atherosclerosis

Volume

246

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • Vascular Diseases - Clinical Research

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1879-1484