We evaluated the differences in strength of the associations of prevalent cardiovascular disease and lower extremity arterial atherosclerosis to common carotid intima-media thickness, assessed by near wall measurements only, by far wall measurements only, and by the average of near and far wall measurements.
The study was based on data from 1500 participants of the Rotterdam Study, a single-center-population-based prospective follow-up study among 7983 subjects, aged 55 years or over.
Comparison of the strength of the associations of near wall intima-media thickness and of combined near and far wall intima-media thickness to cardiovascular disease and lower extremity arterial atherosclerosis revealed significantly stronger associations compared to associations observed for far wall intima-media thickness, in particular for stroke and lower extremity arterial disease.
We conclude that near wall common carotid intima-media thickness measurement provides at least as good an indicator of atherosclerosis elsewhere and of cardiovascular risk as the far wall intima-media thickness measurement.
Mots-clés Pascal : Athérosclérose, Artère pathologie, Paroi vasculaire, Hémodynamique périphérique, Mesure épaisseur, Carotide, Intima, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Echographie, Méthode non invasive, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Méthode mesure, Evaluation performance, Homme, Etude comparative, Pays Bas, Europe, Facteur risque, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Exploration ultrason
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Atherosclerosis, Arterial disease, Vascular wall, Peripheral hemodynamics, Thickness measurement, Carotid, Intima, Cardiovascular disease, Echography, Non invasive method, Epidemiology, Methodology, Measurement method, Performance evaluation, Human, Comparative study, Netherlands, Europe, Risk factor, Vascular disease, Sonography
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Cote : 98-0202651
Code Inist : 002B12B01. Création : 11/09/1998.