Changes in Carotid Intima-Media Thickness During the Cardiac Cycle: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

@inproceedings{Polak2012ChangesIC,
  title={Changes in Carotid Intima-Media Thickness During the Cardiac Cycle: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis},
  author={Joseph F. Polak and Craig Johnson and Anita P. Harrington and Quenna Wong and Daniel H. O'Leary and Gregory Burke and Norbert David Yanez},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Common carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT), a measure of subclinical cardiovascular disease, changes during the cardiac cycle. The magnitude of this effect and its implications have not been well studied. METHODS AND RESULTS Far-wall IMT measurements of the right common carotid artery were measured at end diastole and peak systole in 5633 individuals from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Multivariable regression models were generated with end-diastolic IMT… CONTINUE READING