Carotid intima-media thickness as a surrogate marker of cardiovascular disease in diabetes

@inproceedings{Sibal2011CarotidIT,
  title={Carotid intima-media thickness as a surrogate marker of cardiovascular disease in diabetes},
  author={Latika Sibal and Sharad Agarwal and Philip D Home},
  booktitle={Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity : targets and therapy},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus is associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is increasingly used as a surrogate marker for atherosclerosis. Its use relies on its ability to predict future clinical cardiovascular end points. METHODS This review examines the evidence linking CIMT as a surrogate marker of vascular complications in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We have also reviewed the various treatment strategies which have been shown… CONTINUE READING
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