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Using Serum Biomarkers for Identifying Unstable Carotid Plaque: Update of Current Evidence

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Areti Sofogianni*, Konstantinos Tziomalos, Triantafyllia Koletsa, Apostolos G. Pitoulias, Lemonia Skoura and Georgios A. Pitoulias   Pages 1 - 5 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Carotid atherosclerosis is responsible for a great proportion of ischemic strokes. Early identification of unstable or vulnerable carotid plaques and therefore of patients at high risk for stroke is of significant medical and socioeconomical value. We reviewed the current literature and discuss the potential role of the most important serum biomarkers in identifying patients with carotid atherosclerosis who are at high risk for atheroembolic stroke.

Keywords:

carotid, atherosclerosis, plaque, stroke, biomarkers, inflammation

Affiliation:

First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Department of Pathology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Division of Vascular Surgery, Second Department of Surgery, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, G. Gennimatas Hospital, Thessaloniki, Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Division of Vascular Surgery, Second Department of Surgery, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, G. Gennimatas Hospital, Thessaloniki



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