Carotid Intima‐Media Thickness Score, Positive Coronary Artery Calcium Score, and Incident Coronary Heart Disease: The Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

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Polak, Joseph F.; Szklo, Moyses; O'Leary, Daniel H.;
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  • Journal: Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease,volume 6,issue 1 (eissn: 2047-9980)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.004612, pmc: PMC5523639
  • Subject: atherosclerosis | coronary artery disease | risk assessment | Cardiovascular Disease | Risk Factors | cardiovascular outcomes | Diagnostic Testing | Biomarkers | intima‐media thickness | coronary artery calcification | Ultrasound | epidemiology | Original Research | carotid artery
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular system | cardiovascular diseases

Background Common carotid artery and internal carotid artery intima‐media thicknesses (IMT) are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and increase with age. Using age, sex, and race/ethnicity IMT percentiles may improve CHD prediction when added to Framingham ris... View more