Severe, But Not Moderate, Carotid Atherosclerosis May Predict Concomitant Vascular Disease in Other Arterial Beds
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To the Editor:
Adraktas et al demonstrated that significant (>50%) carotid atherosclerosis did not predict coronary, vertebral, or aortic atherosclerosis in their study including patients (n=120) with acute stroke symptoms.1 The authors concluded that “significant atherosclerotic disease is most often isolated to 1 type of artery in these patients, whereas nonsignificant atherosclerotic disease tends to be …