Evaluation of plaque stabilization by fluvastatin with carotid intima- medial elasticity measured by a transcutaneous ultrasonic-based tissue characterization system.

@article{Yamagishi2009EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of plaque stabilization by fluvastatin with carotid intima- medial elasticity measured by a transcutaneous ultrasonic-based tissue characterization system.},
  author={Toshio Yamagishi and Makoto Kato and Yoshiro Koiwa and Ken Omata and Hideyuki Hasegawa and Hiroshi Kanai},
  journal={Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={662-73}
}
AIM As an approach to tissue characterization, we attempted to classify in vivo carotid plaque tissues in terms of arterial wall elasticity instead of echogenicity on B-mode scanning and investigated whether the effect of fluvastatin on carotid elasticity can be detected in hypercholesterolemic patients. METHODS In 170 subjects, simultaneous measurements of intima-media thickness (IMT) and elastic modulus in the circumferential direction (E(theta)) were performed using a new transcutaneous… CONTINUE READING