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The role of carotid intimal thickness testing and risk prediction in the development of coronary atherosclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23328906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carotid ultrasonography is a safe and available noninvasive diagnostic tool that provides information about the carotid arteries' characteristics and may be used for early detection of coronary artery disease as well as cardiovascular and stroke event risk stratifications. We performed a systematic search of articles discussing carotid ultrasonography in the English literature recorded in PubMed from 2010 to September 2012. Generally, the studies showed that internal carotid artery intima-media thickness is a more powerful variable than common carotid artery intima-media thickness. Moreover, the presence of carotid plaque and plaque volumes are more reliable and accurate estimators of coronary artery disease and risk of a stroke or cardiovascular event than intima-media thickness.
Sirous Darabian; Mehera Hormuz; Muhammad Aamir Latif; Sogol Pahlevan; Matthew J Budoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-18     Completed Date:  2013-07-02     Revised Date:  2014-03-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery, Common / ultrasonography*
Carotid Artery, Internal / ultrasonography*
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness*
Coronary Artery Disease / ultrasonography*
Disease Progression
Endothelium, Vascular / ultrasonography
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Factors
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