Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Disease

Atherosclerotic carotid artery disease is among the leading causes of stroke. It is commonly associated with systemic risk factors, but the focal nature of this disease suggests that local factors, such as disturbed flow in the bulb, may also have a significant role. Our research is focused on understanding the morphological, mechanical, and hemodynamic changes in the normal and diseased carotid arteries; as well as the effects of surgical and endovascular treatments.