Carotid intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk

Farouk Mookadam, Weerawat Tanasunont, Uzma Jalal, Martina Mookadam, Susan Wilansky

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death in most developed nations. Identifying an individual's cardiovascular risk remains a challenge. Traditional coronary-risk stratification is based on cardiovascular risk factors using risk score systems, which may not reliably identify atherosclerosis in asymptomatic individuals. Carotid intima-media thickness measured by ultrasonography is a noninvasive, well-validated tool that has been used as a surrogate for clinical coronary events. Carotid intima-media thickness has demonstrable utility as an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events. Recent data have improved our understanding of its applications as a screening tool for cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-182
Number of pages10
JournalFuture Cardiology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

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Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
Cardiovascular Diseases
Developed Countries
Cause of Death
Ultrasonography
Atherosclerosis

Keywords

  • atherosclerosis
  • cardiovascular risk
  • carotid intima-media thickness
  • screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Molecular Medicine

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Mookadam, F., Tanasunont, W., Jalal, U., Mookadam, M., & Wilansky, S. (2011). Carotid intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk. Future Cardiology, 7(2), 173-182. https://doi.org/10.2217/fca.11.2

Carotid intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk. / Mookadam, Farouk; Tanasunont, Weerawat; Jalal, Uzma; Mookadam, Martina; Wilansky, Susan.

In: Future Cardiology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 03.2011, p. 173-182.

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Mookadam, F, Tanasunont, W, Jalal, U, Mookadam, M & Wilansky, S 2011, 'Carotid intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk', Future Cardiology, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 173-182. https://doi.org/10.2217/fca.11.2
Mookadam F, Tanasunont W, Jalal U, Mookadam M, Wilansky S. Carotid intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk. Future Cardiology. 2011 Mar;7(2):173-182. https://doi.org/10.2217/fca.11.2
Mookadam, Farouk ; Tanasunont, Weerawat ; Jalal, Uzma ; Mookadam, Martina ; Wilansky, Susan. / Carotid intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk. In: Future Cardiology. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 173-182.
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