Carotid intima-media thickness and coronary artery calcium score as indications of subclinical atherosclerosis.

@article{Lester2009CarotidIT,
  title={Carotid intima-media thickness and coronary artery calcium score as indications of subclinical atherosclerosis.},
  author={Steven J Lester and Mackram F Eleid and Bijoy K Khandheria and R. Todd Hurst},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2009},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={229-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) to detect subclinical atherosclerosis in a young to middle-aged, low-risk, primary-prevention population. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients aged 36 to 59 years who underwent determination of CIMT and CACS at our institution between May 1, 2004, and April 1, 2008, were included in the study. Those with diabetes mellitus or a history of coronary, peripheral, or cerebral vascular… CONTINUE READING
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