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Carotid artery intima-media thickness and hypertensive heart disease: a short review


Magnussen, CG, Carotid artery intima-media thickness and hypertensive heart disease: a short review, Clinical Hypertension, 23 Article 7. ISSN 2056-5909 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1186/s40885-017-0063-3


Sustained by its relative ease of assessment, carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) has emerged as an important surrogate marker of target organ damage in hypertensive heart disease over the last three decades. However, the prognostic utility of cIMT in hypertensive heart disease differs depending on its application. This review outlines cIMT and its prognostic utility among patients with hypertensive heart disease. It provides an overview of limitations of cIMT and areas for future research.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:hypertension, carotid artery intima-media thickness, end organ damage, blood pressure, review
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:Magnussen, CG (Dr Costan Magnussen)
ID Code:119688
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2017-08-03
Last Modified:2018-12-13
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