Common carotid artery intima-media thickness determinants in a population study.

@article{Vicenzini2007CommonCA,
  title={Common carotid artery intima-media thickness determinants in a population study.},
  author={Edoardo Vicenzini and Maria Chiara Ricciardi and F Puccinelli and Marta Altieri and Nicola Vanacore and Vittorio Di Piero and Gian Luigi Lenzi},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={427-32; quiz 434}
}
OBJECTIVE Common carotid artery (CCA) intima-media thickness (IMT) is considered an atherosclerosis risk marker. Thickening of the intima-media complex is accelerated by vascular risk factors, in particular, by age and elevated blood pressure. Nonetheless, it also reflects intimal hyperplasia and intimal fibrocellular hypertrophy provoked by nonatherosclerotic mechanisms such as tensile wall stress. The aims of our study were to investigate the relationship between CCA IMT and the presence of… CONTINUE READING