P. Mineva 1, D. Hadjiev 2, V. Tsoneva 1, Zh. Andreev 2
1 Medical Faculty, Trakia University – Stara Zagora,
2 Medical Faculty, Medical University – Sofia, Bulgaria
Objective: The aim of this population-based study was to analyze the prevalence and correlations between the well-documented vascular risk factors (VRF) – asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) and dyslipidemia, and their significance for the incidence of cerebral ischemic events.
Materials and Methods: A total of 500 randomly selected volunteers, 200 men and 300 women, without signs or symptoms of cerebrovascular disease, aged 50-79 years, were enrolled in the study in the University town of Stara Zagora. All participants underwent Duplex scanning of internal carotid arteries, structured questionnaires, a physical and neurological examination and a battery of laboratory tests.