Intraplaque hemorrhage potential indicator of stroke risk in diabetic patients

Written by Alice Weatherston

Research due to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America will suggest that individuals with diabetes may be harboring advanced vascular disease that could increase their risk of stroke. The team of researchers highlight the use of 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for arterial imaging as a potential method for identifying stroke risk in diabetics. Despite narrowing of the carotid arteries being strongly associated with the risk of stroke, little is known about stroke risk in individuals who do not present with these narrowed arteries. “A recent analysis of multiple studies has...

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