Carotid intima–media thickness and the prediction of vascular events
Vascular Medicine, 06/15/2012
Robertson cm et al. – carotid intima–media thickness (cimt) has received interest as a predictor of cardiovascular events in recent years. use of cimt in a clinical setting is limited by the variability in measurement and the lack of evidence for its use in clinical risk prediction. this review examines the major studies that have assessed the relationship between cimt and cardiovascular event risk and discusses the current role of imt in cardiovascular risk prediction.