Supplementary Material for: The Ruler Is Dead: An Analysis of Carotid Plaque Motion

2006-11-16T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Lenzi G.L. Vicenzini E.
Factors involved in atherosclerotic plaque progression are still a topic of hot debate. With the advance of new ultrasound techniques it has been possible to identify atherosclerotic plaque characteristics that may reflect a higher risk of vulnerability. Among the various proposed mechanisms, one of the least investigated is plaque motion, i.e. plaque stability in respect to the arterial wall. We report here two asymptomatic patients with internal carotid stenosis that showed differences in plaque motion, a finding that could determine a change in their future treatment.