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Carotid extra-medial thickness does not predict adverse cardiovascular outcomes in high-risk adults


Cai, TY and Magnussen, C and Haluska, B and Johnson, DW and Mottram, PM and Isbel, N and Celermajer, DS and Marwick, TH and Skilton, MR, Carotid extra-medial thickness does not predict adverse cardiovascular outcomes in high-risk adults, Diabetes & Metabolism, 42, (3) pp. 200-203. ISSN 1262-3636 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.diabet.2015.12.001


The arterial adventitia has been implicated in the vascularremodelling process of atherosclerosis. Carotid extra-medialthickness (EMT) is a reproducible non-invasive measure ofelastic artery adventitial thickness obtained by high-resolutionultrasound [1,2]. Carotid EMT is correlated with both intima-media thickness (IMT) and arterial stiffness from the samearterial segment, yet is associated with cardiovascular risk fac-tors including BMI and diabetes independent of atheroscleroticinvolvement of the arterial intima and media [1,35].The prognostic significance of carotid EMT, however, hasnot yet been examined. Thus, we sought to determine whethercarotid EMT is associated with risk of incident cardiovascularevents, in adults at risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Epidemiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:Magnussen, C (Dr Costan Magnussen)
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:114218
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2017-02-08
Last Modified:2017-11-15

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