Posts Tagged ‘carotid intima-media thickness’

February 6th, 2014

Carotid IMT Testing: Misgraded and Misunderstood


James Stein and Matthew Tattersall discuss why they believe carotid artery IMT testing was incorrectly graded in the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines, and tell us what they think the grade should be, and why.

August 27th, 2012

When Does a Risk Marker Make the Mark?

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Three prevention experts comment on two recent studies of cardiovascular risk markers. Does coronary artery calcium scoring now make the grade for routine use?

June 6th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 6th

This week’s topics include cIMT and clinical outcome, CVD risk scores, door- vs. onset-to-balloon times, and dark chocolate consumption in people with high CVD risk.

May 7th, 2012

Another Surrogate Endpoint Falls Short

Brahmajee Nallamothu puts into context the most recent study on the value of measuring the progression of carotid intima-media thickness.