[Carotid intima-media thickness and the occurrence of plaque in centenarians--data from the Tokyo Centenarian Study].


We studied carotid intima-media thickness at non-plaque sites and the occurrence of plaque in 25 centenarians (8 men and 17 women) living in Tokyo. The studies were done by B-mode ultrasonography and the results were compared with those found in 126 healthy subjects (83 men and 43 women) aged 28 to 82 years. The intima-media complexes were diffusely… (More)


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