Framingham risk score is associated with femoral artery intima-media thickness in asymptomatic young adults (the Bogalusa heart study).

@article{Paul2010FraminghamRS,
  title={Framingham risk score is associated with femoral artery intima-media thickness in asymptomatic young adults (the Bogalusa heart study).},
  author={Timir K Paul and Wei Chen and Sathanur R. Srinivasan and Janet Rice and A. Emre Toprak and Jiang He and Gerald Berenson},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2010},
  volume={213 2},
  pages={627-31}
}
OBJECTIVE Femoral artery intima-media thickness (IMT), like carotid IMT, is a surrogate indicator of atherosclerotic coronary and peripheral vascular diseases. The Framingham risk score (FRS) is widely being used in the early prediction of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the association between FRS and femoral artery IMT has not been studied in asymptomatic younger black and white adult population. Our objective was to examine the association between FRS and femoral artery IMT in… CONTINUE READING