Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Embolic signals and prediction of ipsilateral stroke or transient ischemic attack in asymptomatic carotid stenosis: a multicenter prospective cohort study.
Austin Authors: Abbott, Anne L;Chambers, Brian R ;Stork, Jacinda L;Levi, Christopher R;Bladin, Christopher;Donnan, Geoffrey A 
Affiliation: National Stroke Research Institute, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: 5-May-2005
Publication information: Stroke; A Journal of Cerebral Circulation 2005; 36(6): 1128-33
Abstract: We tested the hypothesis that transcranial Doppler embolic signal (ES) detection identifies an increased risk of ipsilateral carotid stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in subjects with asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis.Subjects with duplex-determined 60% to 99% carotid stenosis, without other apparent cerebroembolic sources, underwent 6-monthly neurological assessment and 60-minute ES monitoring. ES positivity was defined as > or =1 ES detected in > or =1 study, ES negativity as no ES in any study, and consistent ES negativity as no ES in any study where > or =6 studies were performed. Rates of ipsilateral carotid stroke/TIA were calculated using Kaplan-Meier analysis and correlated with ES status using odds ratios (ORs) and Cox proportional hazards regression analysis.A total of 202 subjects (138 male; mean age 74 years; mean follow-up 34 months) were recruited. The average annual rate of ipsilateral carotid stroke/TIA was 3.1%. A total of 231 arteries were monitored at least once (mean 4.3 studies/artery). Six of 60 (10.0%) ES-positive arteries had an ipsilateral carotid stroke/TIA compared with 12 of 171 (7.0%) ES-negative arteries (OR, 1.47; 95% CI, 0.43, 4.48; P=0.624) and 2 of 41 (4.9%) consistently ES-negative arteries (OR, 2.17; 95% CI, 0.36, 22.90; P=0.59). Differences in survival free of ipsilateral carotid stroke/TIA according to ES status were not statistically significant.Although there were more ipsilateral carotid cerebrovascular events among ES-positive arteries, this was not statistically significant. Less labor-intensive techniques are required to make further study and clinical application practical.
Gov't Doc #: 15879327
DOI: 10.1161/01.STR.0000166059.30464.0a
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Carotid Stenosis.complications.pathology
Cohort Studies
Disease-Free Survival
Ischemic Attack, Transient.diagnosis.etiology
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Proportional Hazards Models
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Appears in Collections:Journal articles

Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Dec 9, 2022

Google ScholarTM


Items in AHRO are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.