Using Serum Biomarkers for Identifying Unstable Carotid Plaque: Update of Current Evidence

Author(s): Areti Sofogianni*, Konstantinos Tziomalos, Triantafyllia Koletsa, Apostolos G. Pitoulias, Lemonia Skoura, Georgios A. Pitoulias

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 27 , Issue 16 , 2021


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Abstract:

Carotid atherosclerosis is responsible for a great proportion of ischemic strokes. Early identification of unstable or vulnerable carotid plaques, and therefore, of patients at high risk for stroke, is of significant medical and socioeconomical value. We reviewed the current literature and discussed the potential role of the most important serum biomarkers in identifying patients with carotid atherosclerosis who are at high risk for atheroembolic stroke.

Keywords: Carotid, atherosclerosis, plaque, stroke, biomarkers, inflammation.

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VOLUME: 27
ISSUE: 16
Year: 2021
Published on: 11 November, 2020
Page: [1899 - 1903]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666201112094734
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