Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Asymptomatic carotid artery disease

What is the most effective approach to asymptomatic carotid artery disease to reduce the burden of stroke?

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­Develop improved understanding of factors associated with carotid plaque progression and the reliable identification of higher risk asymptomatic lesions. This will lead to improved selection of asymptomatic patients for carotid intervention, a critical area of controversy and a highly prevalent condition.

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