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Purpose of Study We wanted to determine the presence or absence of embolic dust in filter-type embolic protection systems, which are often used during carotid artery stenting, with potential risk factors and ultrasonographic plaque features. A significant correlation was found between the change in the mGWC category of stenotic plaques from type 5 to type 1 and the presence of embolic rubble in the filter. In addition, a significant correlation was found between stenotic segment length and the presence of embolic debris in the filter. The presence of embolic rubble was not statistically significant in predisposing risk factors for atherosclerosis. Conclusions During CAS, the likelihood of embolic dust in the EPDs rises as mGWC categories change from type 5 to type 1, and as the length of the stenotic segment increases.
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