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Abstract #2081

Sex Differences in Symptomatic Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis: A Chinese Atherosclerosis Risk Evaluation (CARE-II) Study

Lina Zhu1, Feiyu Li1, Xihai Zhao2, Chun Yuan3, and Xiaoying Wang1

1Radiology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China, 2Center for Biomedical Imaging Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University School of Medicine, Beijing, China, 3Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States

The results of this multicenter study ( including 13 hospitals and medical centres across China) demonstrated that, in Chinese patients with recent ischemic cerebrovascular events, males developed higher risk of atherosclerotic plaques carotid arteries than females. The different constituent ratios of traditional risk factors, especially smoking, may contribute to the sex differences in carotid high-risk plaques.

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