Low healing rate amongst complex carotid artery plaques - a longitudinal MRI study

What surprised me the most about this elegant study was the very low rate of healing of complex plaques that had caused cerebrovascular events. We know that the risk of recurrent events is very high immediately after TIA but drops off rapidly. Presumably, even high-resolution structural imaging takes some time to reflect this change in risk.

I believe this is the first longitudinal study to address this issue in humans.

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