Carotid atherosclerosis is correlated with extent and severity of coronary artery disease evaluated by myocardial perfusion scintigraphy.

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Increased intima-media thickness (IMT) in the common carotid artery (CCA) correlates with conventional risk factors for cardiovascular disease and is an independent predictor of cardiac events. However, correlation between IMT and degree of ischemic heart disease evaluated by coronary angiogram is weak. The purpose of this study was to investigate the… (More)

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@article{Hallerstam2004CarotidAI, title={Carotid atherosclerosis is correlated with extent and severity of coronary artery disease evaluated by myocardial perfusion scintigraphy.}, author={Staffan Hallerstam and Per Thomas Larsson and Ernst Zuber and Stefan Rosfors}, journal={Angiology}, year={2004}, volume={55 3}, pages={281-8} }