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Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
Figure 1 shows an angiogram (a type of X-ray) of a normal neck artery
(carotid artery) with smooth walls. Figure 2 shows a narrowed carotid artery
with ulcerated plaque (the surface of the plaque is irregular and broken) that
is the source of clots. The clots travel to the brain and cause TIA
September 19, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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