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Abstract #3829

MRI of Carotid Atherosclerosis to Identify TIA and Stroke Patients Who Are at Risk of a Recurrence

Robert Kwee1, Robert van Oostenbrugge2, Werner Mess2, Rob van der Geest3, Jos van Engelshoven2, Joachim Wildberger2, Eline Kooi2

1Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands; 2Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands; 3Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

The results of the present study indicate that the presence of a LRNC, a thin and/or ruptured FC, and IPH are associated with the recurrence of clinical cerebrovascular ischemic events. Our study confirms findings of previous studies and shows that assessment of carotid plaque characteristics by MRI may help improving patient selection for carotid endarterectomy.