International Medical Journal, Vol. 20., Iss. 4, 2014, P. 83−85.
ECHOGRAPHIC VARIANTS OF CAROTID ARTERIES INVOLVEMENT AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH THE INCIDENCE OF ISCHEMIC STROKE
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ukraine
The work deals with investigation of interrelation between the character of atherosclerotic involvement of carotid arteries and development of ischemic stroke using Doppler ultrasound findings. The work is based on the findings of ultrasound intracranial Doppler investigation. Different echographic variants of atherosclerotic plaques of the carotid arteries are shown. Their embologenicity was investigated. The findings of the research prove that triplex sonography is a highly informative method of diagnosis of atherosclerotic involvement of carotid and cerebral arteries. Ischemic stroke can be caused both by a critical stenosis and occlusion of carotid arteries as well as moderately pronounced stenosis.
Key words: carotid arteries, ultrasound investigation, triplex sonography, atherosclerotic plaques.