Common Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness and Stroke Incidence: Results from the MESA Study

March 2010
MD Conference Express;Mar2010, p17
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the association of stroke incidence and common carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) which is used as predictive measure for stroke and cardiovascular event. Results were obtained from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) study for IMT progression which involved ultrasonography and cardiovascular disease-free ethnic groups. The study suggests the potential association between the two and a stronger association prior to risk factor adjustments.


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