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High-resolution radial artery intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with suspected coronary artery disease - Comparison with common carotid artery intima-media thickness.
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PMID:  22265271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The radial artery wall structure can be measured with non-invasive very high-resolution ultrasound with great feasibility and high accuracy. In the present study, we aim to explore clinical correlates of radial artery intima-media thickness (rIMT), in a relatively large patient cohort with suspected coronary artery disease, and further compare those to common carotid artery IMT (cIMT) that is an accepted surrogate marker of atherosclerosis. METHODS: Four hundred and sixteen patients referred to myocardial perfusion scintigram (MPS) were recruited, and cIMT and rIMT were scanned using conventional and very high-resolution ultrasound (55MHz transducer), respectively. A number of plasma biomarkers were also measured. RESULTS: Both cIMT and rIMT were similarly correlated with disease history, MPS-verified ischemia, carotid plaque burden, and lipid status. Repeated measurement of rIMT showed acceptable variability. CONCLUSION: Radial artery IMT may constitute a novel feasible imaging biomarker for systemic atherosclerosis burden, which may be used in future imaging trials to evaluate, e.g. anti-atherosclerotic treatments.
Charlotte Eklund; Peter Friberg; Li-Ming Gan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Atherosclerosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1484     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0242543     Medline TA:  Atherosclerosis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
The Department of Clinical Physiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S-41345 Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, S-41345 Gothenburg, Sweden.
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