MCA flow asymmetry is a marker for cerebrovascular disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Utilizing the UIC Vascular Laboratory Registry, we retrospectively analysed the significance of side to side middle cerebral artery (MCA) flow velocity differences. Side to side differences > 15 percent measured by transcranial Doppler were considered asymmetric. Asymmetric subjects had 5 times greater chance of having significant cervical carotid narrowing on either side on Duplex Doppler and a 3.7 times greater chance of having a stroke on brain CT or MRI. MCA flow velocity asymmetry is a marker for underlying carotid disease and stroke.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brint, SU; Al-Khalidi, HR; Vatel, B; Hier, DB

Published Date

  • April 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 163 - 167

PubMed ID

  • 9162872

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-6412

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01616412.1996.11740396


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England