Common carotid intima-media thickness measurement is not a pertinent predictor for secondary cardiovascular events after coronary bypass surgery. A prospective study.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess the utility of common carotid intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) to predict secondary cardiovascular events after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In primary prevention, carotid-IMT is known as a valuable cardiovascular risk marker, but its interest in secondary prevention has been less studied. We hypothesized that CCA-IMT… (More)

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