[Carotid ultrasound: prevention of heart disease and mortality on haemodialysis].

  title={[Carotid ultrasound: prevention of heart disease and mortality on haemodialysis].},
  author={Jos{\'e} Emilio S{\'a}nchez-Alvarez and Patricia Delgado-Mall{\'e}n and Ana Gonz{\'a}lez-Rinne and Domingo Hern{\'a}ndez-Marrero and V{\'i}ctor Lorenzo-Sellares},
  journal={Nefrologia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola Nefrologia},
  volume={30 4},
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular disease and other complications of atherosclerosis are the most common cause of death in patients with chronic renal failure in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). Carotid ultrasonography is a simple non-invasive tool to investigate the vascular system, by means of intima media thickness (IMT) measurement and carotid wall calcifications. OBJECTIVE To determine IMT and the presence of plaques, and their possible clinical relationships; finally we tried to investigate… CONTINUE READING