This study is to evaluate the prevalence, plaque characteristics (plaque types, stenosis degree, remodeling) and predictors of coronary atherosclerosis in stroke patients with coronary CT angiography.
Stroke and coronary artery disease (CAD) share common risk factors and pathological mechanisms. CAD is an important cause of death in patients with stroke.
Currently, coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is very useful non-invasive tool for detection of CAD and plaque analysis.
Therefore, the investigators aimed to evaluate the prevalence, plaque characteristics (plaque types, stenosis degree, remodeling) and predictors of CAD in stroke patients through follow-up (more than 5 years) using CCTA.
- Observation: Cohort
- Perspective: Prospective
- Sampling: Non-Probability Sample
Stroke patients on the basis of TOAST classification
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||MACE (Major Adverse Cardiac Event)||Participants will be followed until Dec. 2013, an expeded average of 5 years||No|
|Secondary||Revascularization||Participants will be followed until Dec. 2013, an expeded average of 5 years||No|
|Secondary||Any cardiac events||Participants will be followed until June. 2015, an expeded average of 5 years||No|