Carotid plaque burden as a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis: comparison with other tests for subclinical arterial disease in the High Risk Plaque BioImage study.

@article{Sillesen2012CarotidPB,
  title={Carotid plaque burden as a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis: comparison with other tests for subclinical arterial disease in the High Risk Plaque BioImage study.},
  author={H. Sillesen and Pieter Muntendam and Aram S Adourian and Robert Entrekin and Mario Hern{\'a}n Casta{\~n}eda Garc{\'i}a and E. Falk and Valentin Fuster},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 7},
  pages={681-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare carotid plaque burden, carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), ankle-brachial index (ABI), and abdominal aortic diameter (AAD) to coronary artery calcium score (CACS) in people without known cardiovascular disease. BACKGROUND The clinical utility of risk factors to predict cardiovascular events is limited. Detection of subclinical atherosclerosis by noninvasive tests such as CACS, cIMT, carotid plaque burden, AAD, and ABI may improve risk… CONTINUE READING