Comparison of carotid arterial resistive indices with intima-media thickness as sonographic markers of atherosclerosis.

@article{Frauchiger2001ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of carotid arterial resistive indices with intima-media thickness as sonographic markers of atherosclerosis.},
  author={Beat Frauchiger and Hans Peter Schmid and Claus Michael R{\"o}del and Peter Moosmann and Daniel Staub},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={836-41}
}
UNLABELLED Background and Purpose-The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery is a (morphological) sonographic parameter that depends on the degree of atherosclerosis. In the renal arteries, the value of the (hemodynamic) resistive index (RI) is correlated with the severity of atherosclerosis. In contrast to the well-known IMT, no study has yet applied the carotid RI to estimate generalized atherosclerosis. METHODS -The SMART atherosclerosis risk score was determined in 157… CONTINUE READING