Carotid intima-media thickness for cardiovascular risk assessment: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Oord2013CarotidIT,
  title={Carotid intima-media thickness for cardiovascular risk assessment: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={S. V. D. van den Oord and E. Sijbrands and G. L. ten Kate and D. van Klaveren and R. V. van Domburg and A. V. D. van der Steen and A. Schinkel},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2013},
  volume={228 1},
  pages={
          1-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVE B-mode ultrasound measurement of the carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a widely used marker for atherosclerosis and is associated with future cardiovascular events. This article provides a review and meta-analysis of the published evidence on the association of CIMT with future cardiovascular events and its additional value to traditional cardiovascular risk prediction models. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence on the association of CIMT with future… Expand
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