New Technologies to Determine Carotid Plaque Vulnerability in Patients With Significant Carotid Plaques


About this study

The researchers are trying to determine if the characterization of "vulnerable" carotid artery plaques can be accomplished with ultrasound-based methods that look for vessels in the plaque and measure the plaque stiffness.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has carotid plaque with > 50% stenosis
  • Subject is able to understand the study procedure and provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is pregnant or breast feeding
  • Subject is unable to provide informed consent
  • Subject has contraindication to the use of the Lumason contrast agent.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Matthew Urban, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Jennifer Murphy

(507) 284-9318

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