The effect of age and other atherosclerotic risk factors on carotid artery blood velocity in individuals ranging from young adults to centenarians.

@article{Homma2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of age and other atherosclerotic risk factors on carotid artery blood velocity in individuals ranging from young adults to centenarians.},
  author={Satoki Homma and Gregory D Sloop and Arthur W Zieske},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={637-43}
}
To evaluate the effect of age and other risk factors for atherosclerosis on arterial blood velocity, carotid arteries in 179 healthy individuals ranging from 21 to 102 years old were examined using color Doppler ultrasonography. Velocity in common and internal carotid arteries decreased consecutively from young adults to very elderly people except for peak internal carotid artery velocity. Peak common carotid artery velocity in the elderly (> or = 65 years old) people was inversely associated… CONTINUE READING