Subclinical atherosclerosis: Evolving role of carotid Intima-Media thickness

Farouk Mookadam, Sherif E. Moustafa, Steven J. Lester, Tahlil Warsame

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Abstract

Cardiovascular risk factors have utility in risk prediction but have limitations in predicting individual risk. Identifying an individual's risk remains a challenge. Emerging technologies such as carotid artery ultrasonography and measures of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) may be useful in identifying the susceptible patient who may benefit from more aggressive preventive therapy. This screening test is noninvasive, reproducible, inexpensive, and radiation-free. Recent data have improved our understanding of the application of CIMT as a screening tool for cardiovascular disease. CIMT measurement may place an individual into a higher- or lower-risk category, allowing for appropriate institution of preventive strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-197
Number of pages12
JournalPreventive cardiology
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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