Carotid Inlima-Media Thickness: Can It Close the "Detection Gap" for Cardiovascular Risk?

Gerber, Thomas C.; Taylor, Allen J.
March 2009
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2009, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p218
Academic Journal
The article examines the cause of cardiovascular (CV) disease as defined by the detection gap. The detection gap suggests that other nontraditional conditions can cause or contribute to the said disease. The key approaches to the refinement of CV risk stratification includes blood serum-based biomarkers of atherosclerosis and inflammation, and imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis.


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