Detection of carotid stenosis in African Americans with ischemic heart disease

Kumar Rajamani, Mohammed Sunbulli, Bradley S. Jacobs, Elizabeth Berlow, James D. Marsh, Marvin W. Kronenberg, Patrick McLaughlin, Angela Vouyouka, Steven R. Levine, Zongshan Lai, Seemant Chaturvedi

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Objectives: This study was conducted to define the frequency of internal carotid stenosis in African American patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD). Methods: We recruited 101 African American patients with IHD from a university medical center for carotid duplex examination. Results: The frequency of >30%, >50%, and >70% stenosis was 21%, 11%, and 5%, respectively. Age >60 years (21% vs 3%, P < .01) and diabetes mellitus (22% vs 5%, P < .01) were predictors of unilateral stenosis of >50% and remained significant on multivariate testing. Conclusion: African American patients with established IHD have higher rates of extracranial carotid stenosis than community dwelling African American subjects and comparable rates with other populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1162-1165
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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