Pilot Study of Ultrasonic Determined Carotid Plaque Composition "UMP"

Enrolling by invitation

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

CEA Cohort:

Inclusion Criteria

- Age ≥40years
- Scheduled to undergo CEA for clinically significant carotid stenosis
- CEA is being performed for carotid stenosis of one or more of the following vessels: Internal Carotid Artery (ICA), distal end of the Common Carotid Artery (CCA), and/or CCA bulb.

Exclusion Criteria

- Pregnancy
- Prior surgery or intervention involving the carotid artery
- Prior stent in the carotid artery
- Unable to provide informed consent
- CEA for carotid stenosis for proximal CCA only (ICA and distal CCA are not involved)
- CEA is scheduled for non-atherosclerotic vascular disease (e.g.,. fibromuscular dysplasia or systemic vasculitis)
- Unable to understand English language.
Normal Cohort:
Inclusion Criteria
- Age ≥40years
Exclusion Criteria
- Pregnancy
- Prior surgery or intervention involving the carotid artery (including CEA)
- Prior stent in the carotid artery
- Unable to provide informed consent
- Unable to understand English language.