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Abstract #1228

Association between Carotid Plaque Characteristics & Cerebral White Matter Lesions

Robert Kwee1, Paul Hofman1, Ed Gronenschild2, Robert van Oostenbrugge2, Werner Mess2, Johannes ter Berg3, Cees Franke4, Arthur Korten5, B Meems6, Jos van Engelshoven2, Joachim Wildberger2, Eline Kooi2

1Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands; 2Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands; 3Orbis Medical Center Sittard, Netherlands; 4Atrium Medical Center Parkstad Heerlen, Netherlands; 5Laurentius Hospital Roermond, Netherlands; 6VieCuri Medical Center, Netherlands

In TIA/stroke patients with carotid stenosis, we found no associations between carotid plaque characteristics and ipsilateral white matter lesion severity and progression over a one-year period. This suggests that there is no causal relationship between carotid plaque vulnerability and the occurrence of white matter lesions.