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Histological features of symptomatic carotid plaques in relation to age and smoking: the oxford plaque study.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rates of incident and recurrent cardiovascular events rise steadily with age, due partly to more extensive atherosclerotic burden. However, in patients with similarly severe symptomatic carotid stenosis, increasing age is associated with a greater risk of ipsilateral ischemic stroke. This effect may be due to age-related differences in the pathology of symptomatic carotid plaques. However, previous studies of plaque pathology in relation to age have not accounted for ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
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Author
Journal:
Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
Volume:
41
Issue:
10
Pages:
2288-2294
Publication date:
2010-10-05
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EISSN:
1524-4628
ISSN:
0039-2499
URN:
uuid:62f3d0e7-b5c2-4fda-9c27-4a1dde889eb9
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119259
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pubs:119259

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