Increased carotid artery plaque score is an independent predictor of the presence and severity of coronary artery disease.

@article{Morito2008IncreasedCA,
  title={Increased carotid artery plaque score is an independent predictor of the presence and severity of coronary artery disease.},
  author={Natsumi Morito and Yukiko Inoue and Makiko Urata and Eiji Yahiro and Sunao Kodama and Naoka Fukuda and Naoko Saito and Yoshihiro Tsuchiya and Hiroyuki Mihara and Yoshio Yamanouchi and Keijiro Saku and Hidenori Urata},
  journal={Journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={25-32}
}
OBJECTIVES Carotid ultrasonography is noninvasive and effective for the assessment of atherosclerotic lesions. The relationship between carotid ultrasound findings and presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) was examined in Japanese patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Subjects were 116 patients who underwent carotid ultrasonography and coronary angiography. In carotid ultrasonography, mean-intima-media thickness (IMT), common carotid artery max IMT, bifurcation max IMT, plaque number… CONTINUE READING