Carotid stiffness is associated with incident stroke: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis.


BACKGROUND Carotid stiffening is considered a key element in the pathogenesis of stroke. However, results of studies evaluating the association between carotid stiffness and incident stroke have been inconsistent. OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether carotid stiffness (as determined by ultrasonography) is associated with incident stroke and whether… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.08.888

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