Carotid artery intima-media thickness--a new noninvasive gold standard for assessing the anatomic extent of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk?

Lonn, Eva; Lonn, E
August 1999
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Aug99, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p158
Academic Journal
Editorial. Focuses on carotid artery intima-media thickness measurement (IMT), one of the methods of choice for assessing the anatomic extent of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk. Basis for the proof of validity of IMT; Interest in the clinical use of IMT; Problem with the lack of standardization in IMT; Perspective on the combined use of carotid artery IMT with functional tests.


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