Effect of Particulate Matter Exposure on Carotid Plaque Neovascularization Using Dynamic Contrast Enhances Magnetic Resonance Imaging
ID Number 08-1323Principal Investigator(s)
Mary Ann McLaughlin
Department(s) or Division(s)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether exposure to inhalation of particulate matter (inhaled particles) has an effect on carotid atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries in the neck) and whether this relates to the patient's coronary artery calcium score (test for calcium deposits in the arteries of the heart), ankle brachial index (test for blockage in the arteries of the leg) and peripheral arterial tonometry index (test for stretching of the inner lining of the blood vessel wall) obtained from the patient's participation in the World Trade Center Law Enforcement Personnel Cardiovascular (CV) screening program.
Recruiting Patients: No