Increased intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery in hypercholesterolemic children.

  title={Increased intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery in hypercholesterolemic children.},
  author={Paolo Pauciullo and A Iannuzzi and Rafaella Sartorio and Concetta Irace and Giuseppe Covetti and Alfonso Di Costanzo and Paolo Rubba},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis and thrombosis : a journal of vascular biology},
  volume={14 7},
Common carotid intima-media thickness was measured by B-mode ultrasound imaging in 46 children (mean age, 7.4 years) with serum cholesterol > or = 6.4 mmol/L (mean, 8.25 mmol/L) and in 48 children (mean age, 6.4 years) with serum cholesterol < 6.4 mmol/L (mean, 4.60 mmol/L). Maximum thickness was significantly higher in hypercholesterolemic children than in control children (0.50 versus 0.47 mm, P = .007). Subgroup analysis showed that only in children > 6.2 years old (the median of all the… CONTINUE READING

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