Atherosclerosis found on carotid ultrasonography is associated with atherosclerosis on coronary intravascular ultrasonography.

@article{Ogata2005AtherosclerosisFO,
  title={Atherosclerosis found on carotid ultrasonography is associated with atherosclerosis on coronary intravascular ultrasonography.},
  author={Toshiyasu Ogata and Masahiro Yasaka and Masakazu Yamagishi and Osamu Seguchi and Kazuyuki Nagatsuka and Kazuo Minematsu},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={469-74}
}
OBJECTIVE Little has been reported on the relationship between left main coronary artery atherosclerosis and carotid ultrasonographic results. We evaluated the association between carotid and coronary atherosclerosis assessed by coronary intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) in 45 patients. METHODS We counted the number of plaques with intima-media thickness (IMT) greater than or equal to 1.1 mm and calculated a plaque score by summing all plaque thicknesses. With the use of IVUS, the percent… CONTINUE READING