Prediction of clinical cardiovascular events with carotid intima-media thickness: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is increasingly used as a surrogate marker for atherosclerosis. Its use relies on its ability to predict future clinical cardiovascular end points. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of data to examine this association. METHODS AND RESULTS Using a prespecified search strategy, we identified 8… (More)

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@article{Lorenz2007PredictionOC, title={Prediction of clinical cardiovascular events with carotid intima-media thickness: a systematic review and meta-analysis.}, author={Matthias W. Lorenz and Hugh S. Markus and Michiel L. Bots and Maria Rosvall and Matthias Sitzer}, journal={Circulation}, year={2007}, volume={115 4}, pages={459-67} }