Plaque inflammation in the carotid arteries is a major risk factor for Stroke. Atherosclerotic plaque typically develops around the region of the internal and common carotid artery bifurcation. Knowledge of the differential wall motion displacements across the carotid bifurcation in normal and in diseased arteries may thus be useful in the study of atherosclerotic disease. An important clinical application is the identification of high-risk plaques that are vulnerable to rupture, leading to stroke. It is hoped the vulnerable plaque may be predicted by identifying pertinent features of the carotid plaque wall motion behaviour throughout the cardiac cycle.
A sudden disruption of blood flow to the brain, either by a clot or a leak in a blood vessel.form Ischemic stroke - A type of stroke that is caused by blockage in a blood vessel.Silent, Stroke Unit, Major, Minor (ms); infact cerebral, ischemic, Hemorragic complication, Recanalization, Reperfusion, reocclusion