Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, May 9th, 2006
Study 1: Wall shear stress is lower in the carotid artery responsible for a unilateral ischemic stroke.
"According to the focal nature of atherosclerosis, ischemic stroke is frequently unilateral. Atherosclerotic plaques are favored by local hemodynamic factors as low wall shear stress and/or elevated circumferential wall tension," investigators in Italy note.
C. Carallo and colleagues at the General Hospital in Crotone explained, "[The] aim of the present study was to investigate the possible association between hemodynamic forces and...
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