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Abstract #2177

Distribution of Intraplaque Hemorrhage in Carotid Complicated Plaques Defined by High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Direct Thrombus Imaging (hiresMRDTI)

Bitar R, Moody A, Leung G, Symons S, Crisp S, Butany J, Kiss A, Sahlas D, Gladstone D, Maggisano R
University of Toronto

hiresMRDTI detects both deep and superficial intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH). The predilection of IPH for the deeper segments suggests that the majority of IPH in complicated carotid plaques does not arise from the luminal surface and is likely due to adventitial vasa vasorum rupture/leakage.