1. New Imaging Tool May Allow Tailoring of Stroke Prevention to Each Patient

    New Imaging Tool May Allow Tailoring of Stroke Prevention to Each Patient

    A study using a relatively new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the composition of carotid artery disease and has the potential to alter how physicians understand and treat the disease, a leading cause of stroke. The study, conducted at Baptist Health Lexington between September 2010 and May 2012 , was featured in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) Cardiovascular Interventions. Interventional cardiologist Dr. Michael R. Jones served as a principal investigator of the study, which also included neurosurgeons Dr. William H. Brooks and Dr. Christian N. Ramsey ...

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