The relationship between carotid intima-media thickness and carotid plaque in the Northern Manhattan Study.

@article{Rundek2015TheRB,
  title={The relationship between carotid intima-media thickness and carotid plaque in the Northern Manhattan Study.},
  author={Tatjana Rundek and Hannah Gardener and David Della-Morte and C Dong and Digna Cabral and Eduardo Tiozzo and E. M. Nemoto e. Owman J. L. Reid K. A. Reimer W. C. Roberts and Milita Crisby and Kuen Cheung and Ryan T. Demmer and Mitchell S. V. Elkind and Ralph L. Sacco and Mo{\"i}se Desvarieux},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2015},
  volume={241 2},
  pages={364-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and carotid plaque (CP) are proposed biomarkers of subclinical atherosclerosis associated with stroke risk. Whether cIMT and CP are distinct phenotypes or single traits at different stages of atherosclerotic development is unclear. We explored the relationship between these markers in the population-based Northern Manhattan Study. METHODS We used high-resolution ultrasound and validated imaging protocols to study the cross-sectional (N = 1788… CONTINUE READING