Screening for Subclinical atherosclerosis by carotid ultrasound
Ultrasound-detected carotid plaque as a screening tool for advanced subclinical atherosclerosis.
Wyman RA, Fraizer MC, Keevil JG, Busse KL, Aeschlimann SE, Korcarz CE, Stein JH.
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
There is great need for a simple, noninvasive tool that can be used in an office setting to screen for subclinical atherosclerosis. In patients referred for cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment, authors evaluated the ability of ultrasound screening for carotid plaque to identify patients with advanced subclinical atherosclerosis.
Ultrasound detection of carotid plaque helped identify asymptomatic patients with advanced subclinical atherosclerosis. Screening for carotid plaque is easier than determination of CIMT (carotid intima media thickness) and may help detect asymptomatic patients at increased CV risk.
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