J Cardiovasc Ultrasound.  2016 Jun;24(2):91-95. 10.4250/jcu.2016.24.2.91.

Evaluation of Carotid Plaque Using Ultrasound Imaging

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. thpark65@dau.ac.kr

Abstract

Traditional risk factors for predicting of cardiovascular disease are not always effective predictors for development of cardiovascular events. This review summarizes several newly developed noninvasive imaging techniques for evaluating carotid plaques and their role in cardiovascular disease risk.

Keyword

Atherosclerosis; Carotid plaque; Cardiovascular risk

MeSH Terms

Atherosclerosis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Risk Factors
Ultrasonography*
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