“Early Detection of Cardiovascular Disease”
The investigators plan to evaluate the correlation between carotid plaque enhancement on Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), significant coronary artery disease (CAD), and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in a systematic manner. The investigators hypothesize that increased levels of CEUS-detected vulnerable carotid plaque will be predictive of CV risk determined by angiography and future cardiovascular events.
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)
Vascular Imaging as a Barometer for the Early Detection of Cardiovascular Disease