Usefulness of carotid ultrasound to improve the ability of stress testing to predict coronary artery disease.

@article{Kanwar2007UsefulnessOC,
  title={Usefulness of carotid ultrasound to improve the ability of stress testing to predict coronary artery disease.},
  author={Manpreet Kanwar and Howard Seeman Rosman and Paul K Fozo and Samer Fahmy and Narayanan Vikraman and Julius M. Gardin and Renee L. Bess and Gerald I. Cohen},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 9},
  pages={1196-200}
}
Carotid ultrasound is a useful tool to detect plaque and measure carotid intimal-medial thickness (CIMT), which help identify asymptomatic patients at risk of cardiovascular events. However, the role of carotid ultrasound in stratifying risk in symptomatic patients has not been studied. We prospectively examined the hypothesis that in symptomatic patients undergoing exercise (or pharmacologic) stress testing (EST), CIMT and carotid plaque will improve the ability to identify patients with > or… CONTINUE READING