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Carotid intima-media thickness for cardiovascular risk assessment: systematic review and meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVE B-mode ultrasound measurement of the carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a widely used marker for atherosclerosis and is associated with future cardiovascular events. This articleExpand
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Usefulness of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for detection of carotid plaque ulceration in patients with symptomatic carotid atherosclerosis.
Previous data have indicated that carotid plaque ulceration is a strong predictor of cerebrovascular events. Standard ultrasound and color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) scans have poor diagnosticExpand
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Current status and future developments of contrast-enhanced ultrasound of carotid atherosclerosis.
B-mode and Doppler ultrasound are commonly used for the evaluation of atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries. Recently, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been introduced as a technique toExpand
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Assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis and intraplaque neovascularization using quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasound in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.
OBJECTIVE Patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are at severely increased risk of developing atherosclerosis at relatively young age. The aim of this study was to assess theExpand
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High-definition imaging of carotid artery wall dynamics.
The carotid artery (CA) is central to cardiovascular research, because of the clinical relevance of CA plaques as culprits of stroke and the accessibility of the CA for cardiovascular screening. TheExpand
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Motion compensation method using dynamic programming for quantification of neovascularization in carotid atherosclerotic plaques with contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)
Intraplaque neovascularization (IPN) has been linked with progressive atherosclerotic disease and plaque instability in several studies. Quantification of IPN may allow early detection of vulnerableExpand
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Utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the assessment of the carotid artery wall in patients with Takayasu or giant cell arteritis.
AIMS Carotid contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) was recently proposed for the evaluation of large-vessel vasculitides (LVV), particularly to assess vascularization within the vessel wall. The aim ofExpand
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Quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasound of intraplaque neovascularization in patients with carotid atherosclerosis.
PURPOSE Intraplaque neovascularization (IPN) is an increasingly studied marker of the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an in vivo imaging technique forExpand
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Assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis using contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
AIMS The sensitivity of standard carotid ultrasound and colour Doppler for the detection of subclinical atherosclerotic plaques is suboptimal. The aim of this study is to assess whetherExpand
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Effect of carotid plaque screening using contrast-enhanced ultrasound on cardiovascular risk stratification.
Cardiovascular risk stratification of asymptomatic patients is based on the assessment of risk factors. Noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis may improve cardiovascular riskExpand
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