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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: Cognitive Function and Plaque Correlates - 2
Principal Investigator:

Brajesh K Lal

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $123,750
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Vascular cognitive impairment is an insidious disease resulting from accumulated ischemic injury to the brain. Our VA Merit-funded Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis and Cognitive Function (ACCOF) found that in the setting of carotid stenosis, alterations of behavior can occur in the absence of physical manifestations of stroke. Otherwise asymptomatic patients with carotid stenosis had worse cognitive performance than controls. In addition, approximately 40% of patients with stenosis had cerebral hem...

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