Umar Sadat1, Zhongzhao Z. Teng2, Zhi Yong Li2, Cheng Cheng Zhu2, Victoria E. Young2, Martin J. Graves2, Jonathan H. Gillard2
1University Department of Radiology , University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2University Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Patients suffering from a transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at high risk of recurrent TIAs, particularly within the first 4 weeks. The risk of recurrent thromboembolic events gradually decreases afterwards. The United Kingdom National Stroke Strategy warrants emergency management of high-risk patients. High resolution magnetic resonance can assist us to identify high-risk plaques and assess the morphological and biomechanical changes within plaques using computational simulations, thereby refining our risk stratification criteria for management of high-risk patients. In this study we assess the impact of age of plaque haemorrhage on plaque stress in patients suffering from TIAs.