Clinical use of carotid intima-media thickness: review of the literature.

@article{Hurst2007ClinicalUO,
  title={Clinical use of carotid intima-media thickness: review of the literature.},
  author={R. Todd Hurst and Daniel Wing-Kit Ng and Chris Kendall and Bijoy K Khandheria},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={907-14}
}
Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a simple and inexpensive tool to assess the cumulative effect of atherosclerotic risk factors and is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular risk. CIMT is commonly used as a surrogate end point in research trials as a marker of atherosclerosis. However, new software programs have made CIMT a clinically practical examination for risk evaluation. CIMT correlates with cardiac risk factors and is an independent predictor of future myocardial… CONTINUE READING

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