Natural history of aortic arch atherosclerotic plaque

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To define the natural history of aortic arch plaque, we used B-mode ultrasonography to perform sequential study of the aortic arch. Eighty-nine patients were studied for up to 18 months. There was no change in 67% of total plaques; 77% of simple plaque (<4 mm) and 48% of complex plaque (≥4 mm) did not progress. Atherosclerosis of the aortic arch can be sequentially studied with B-mode ultrasonography, and most of these lesions remain unchanged after up to 18 months of observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-751
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 8 Feb 2000


  • Aortic arch
  • Atherosclerosis
  • B-mode ultrasonography
  • Cerebrovascular disease


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