Prevalence and Significance of Carotid Plaques in Patients With Coronary Atherosclerosis

@inproceedings{Kwon2009PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and Significance of Carotid Plaques in Patients With Coronary Atherosclerosis},
  author={Taek-Geun Kwon and Keum-Won Kim and Hyun-Woong Park and Ji-Hyun Jeong and K. Kim and Jang-Ho Bae},
  booktitle={Korean circulation journal},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) has recently been recommended as a non-invasive tool for primary prevention of cardiovascular events; the association between CIMT and adverse cardiovascular events is well-known. We sought to evaluate the prevalence and significance of carotid artery plaque, especially in patients with coronary atherosclerosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study population consisted of 1,705 consecutive patients {933 males (54.7%); mean age… CONTINUE READING

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