Effect of age on carotid arterial intima-media thickness in childhood

  title={Effect of age on carotid arterial intima-media thickness in childhood},
  author={Tomoko Ishizu and Toshiyuki Ishimitsu and Hisako Yanagi and Yoshihiro Seo and Kenichi Obara and Naoko Moriyama and Shigeyuki Watanabe and Iwao Yamaguchi},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
To investigate relationships between carotid arterial intima-media thickness (IMT) and age in childhood, we performed high-resolution carotid arterial ultrasonography in 60 healthy children (27 boys, 33 girls; age range, 5–14 years) determined by screening to have no dyslipidemia or hypertension. No plaque formation was found, and irregularity of IMT (root mean square roughness of IMT) did not correlate with age. Mean IMT increased in a linear manner with age [IMT in millimeters = (0.009 × age… CONTINUE READING
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