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Carotid plaque typisation: a novel risk marker?
  1. Konstantinos Toutouzas1,
  2. Maria Drakopoulou1,
  3. Constantina Aggeli1,
  4. Charalampia Nikolaou1,
  5. Ioannis Felekos1,
  6. Haralampos Grassos1,
  7. Andreas Synetos1,
  8. Konstantinos Stathogiannis1,
  9. Antonis Karanasos1,
  10. Eleftherios Tsiamis1,
  11. Elias Siores2,
  12. Christodoulos Stefanadis1
  1. 1 First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
  2. 2 Centre for Materials, Research and Innovation, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Konstantinos Toutouzas, First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, 26 Karaoli and Dimitriou str., Holargos, Athens 15562, Greece; ktoutouz{at}

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The Authors’ reply We thank Dr Bosevski1 for his commentary in our study and share his interest concerning the identification of carotid atherosclerosis indices that may provide additive prognostic value to current risk stratification models in vulnerable patients.2 Indeed, this is an issue that is becoming increasingly important for the prognosis of vulnerable patients, mostly because the accuracy of carotid intima-media thickness as a marker of atherosclerosis has been questioned.3

In our study, we demonstrated that carotid plaque neovascularisation and …

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  • Contributors This is an invited reply letter to an original research article previously submitted. All authors have contributed to this manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

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