Is carotid intima media thickness useful for individual prediction of cardiovascular risk? Ten-year results from the Carotid Atherosclerosis Progression Study (CAPS).

@article{Lorenz2010IsCI,
  title={Is carotid intima media thickness useful for individual prediction of cardiovascular risk? Ten-year results from the Carotid Atherosclerosis Progression Study (CAPS).},
  author={Matthias W. Lorenz and Carolin Schaefer and Helmuth Steinmetz and Matthias Sitzer},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 16},
  pages={2041-8}
}
AIMS Carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) is an intermediate phenotype of early atherosclerosis that independently predicts vascular events. It is often suggested that cIMT be used as a screening tool to select subjects with an elevated event risk. Whether cIMT adds information to traditional risk models has so far received little investigation. METHODS AND RESULTS The 10-year follow-up of 4904 subjects from the Carotid Atherosclerosis Progression Study (CAPS) without pre-existing vascular… CONTINUE READING
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