Imaging of atherosclerosis: carotid intima-media thickness.

  title={Imaging of atherosclerosis: carotid intima-media thickness.},
  author={Daniel H. O'Leary and Michiel L. Bots},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={31 14},
Carotid ultrasound provides quantitative measurements of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) that can be used to assess cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in individuals and monitor ongoing disease progression and regression in clinical trials. It is non-invasive, rapid, reproducible, and carries no risk. Numerous epidemiological studies have established that CIMT is a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis and is associated with established CVD risk factors and with both prevalent and incident… CONTINUE READING

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