Toward clinical applications of carotid ultrasound: Intima-media thickness, plaque area, and three-dimensional phenotypes

J. David Spence, Tatjana Rundek

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Abstract

Atherosclerosis is the underlying process that causes the most death and disability worldwide.1 It is the cause of myocardial infarctions, peripheral vascular disease, and a large proportion of strokes, and contributes to much of heart failure. There are several ways to quantify the burden of atherosclerosis, and quantifying change in atherosclerotic burden over time may be useful. These include risk stratification, evaluation of the contribution of risk factors (new and old) to atherosclerosis, evaluation of a patient's response to therapy, genetic research, and evaluation of potential new therapies for atherosclerosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages431-448
Number of pages18
Volume9781848826885
ISBN (Print)9781848826885, 1848826877, 9781848826878
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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