1st International Course on
Integrated Biomarkers

Biochemical and Bioimaging Endpoints in Cardiocerebrovascular Diagnosis,
Prevention, Therapy and Drug Development


Biomarkers 2005

To facilitate the dialogue among the multidisciplinary scientists, definition of the acronyms and of more specialized terms have been reported. Every amendment is welcome.

Andrea P. Peracino
Stefano Bellosta
Nicola Ferri
Riccardo Roggeri

Carotid Plaque
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

Organised inpatient (strokestroke unit) care for stroke


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