Subclinical atherosclerosis: Evolving role of carotid Intima-Media thickness

Farouk Mookadam, Sherif E. Moustafa, Steven Jay 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 2010

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Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Subclinical atherosclerosis : Evolving role of carotid Intima-Media thickness. / Mookadam, Farouk; Moustafa, Sherif E.; Lester, Steven Jay; Warsame, Tahlil.

In: Preventive Cardiology, Vol. 13, No. 4, 09.2010, p. 186-197.

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Mookadam, Farouk ; Moustafa, Sherif E. ; Lester, Steven Jay ; Warsame, Tahlil. / Subclinical atherosclerosis : Evolving role of carotid Intima-Media thickness. In: Preventive Cardiology. 2010 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 186-197.
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