ECHO PIV: A pilot study to determine clinical utility in carotid artery disease
PI: Phil Gates
Aim: To perform Echo PIV on left and right carotid arteries in patients with confirmed atherosclerotic plaques, on volunteers diagnosed with Type II diabetes, and on healthy volunteers.
Primary objective: To assess the in-vivo feasibility of Echo PIV in patients with different degrees of plaque formation;
Secondary objectives linked to this aim are: a) to compare Echo PIV data obtained in the left and right carotid artery in patients who have symptoms indicating that only one side of the brain affected; b) to determine if Echo PIV can provide detailed information about the degree of arterial narrowing compared with conventional measurement.
Ethics approval number: 09/H0202/49
Start date: Autumn 2009
External Funding: University of Colorado
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