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Table 3 Relative likelihood of presence of potential embolization pathways originating from plaques ≥4 mm in relation to the location in the aorta

From: Aortic atheroma as a source of stroke – assessment of embolization risk using 3D CMR in stroke patients and controls

Origin of pathlines   Supraaortic arteries reached by pathlines
  BCT LCCA LSA
AAo stroke 100% 100% 100%
controls - - -
AA stroke 85.7% 100% 100%
controls 100% 100% 100%
DAo stroke 19.2% 26.9% 76.9%
controls 11.1% 11.1% 22.2%
  1. AAo ascending aorta, AA aortic arch, DAo descending aorta, BCT brachiocephalic trunc, LCCA left common carotid artery, LSA left subclavian artery