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Review Article

Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis: An Obsolete Classification?

Table 3

Factors that increase stroke risk in patients with carotid stenosis.

Acute hemispheric ischemia associated with carotid stenosis in the last 4 weeks
Ipsilateral silent infarcts in CT/MRI
Intracranial artery stenosis
Contralateral carotid occlusion
Insufficient medical treatment (risk factors)
Insufficient collateralisation over the circulus Willisii
Coexistent coronary/peripheral artery disease
HITS detection
Rapid progression of carotid stenosis
Plaque ulcerations
Highly echolucent plaques in carotid duplexsonography
High Lp-PLA2 Concentration

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