Type of plaque tied to CVD event risk: study

Those with lipid cores double the risk of having an event such as MI or ischaemic stroke: US research
Reuters Health

In addition to traditional cardiovascular risk factors, inclusion of plaque characteristics beyond thickness alone can enhance prediction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, according to a new study.

The US researchers used high-resolution MRI to image atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid arteries of people without prior evidence for cardiovascular disease.