Performance intima-media thickness of carotid artery and flow mediated dilation of brachial artery for assessing atherosclerosis progression

Rafati-Rahimzadeh, M. and Bitarafan-Rajabi, A. and Hami, K. (2014) Performance intima-media thickness of carotid artery and flow mediated dilation of brachial artery for assessing atherosclerosis progression. Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, 4 (5). pp. 724-732.

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Abstract

Material and methods: 90 men were studied with the range of ages of 40-60 years in three groups. Vascular ultrasongraphy was performed to analyze endothelium-dependent vascular dilation in the brachial artery and IMT in the common carotid artery. Results: Our study showed that first, there were significant differences in IMT and flow mediated dilation (FMD) among the three groups (p-value < 0.05). Second, there was significant negative correlation between FMD of the left brachial artery (LBA) and IMT of the left common carotid artery (LCCA) in mild stenosis and severe stenosis groups (R=-0.37; p-value < 0.05, R=-0.55; p-value < 0.05). Conclusions: This study showed that FMD on the LBA with accompaniment of IMT on the LCCA could be useful tools to evaluate atherosclerosis progression. © 2014 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved. Introduction: Endothelial dysfunction and increased intima-media thickness (IMT) are early findings in the development of atherosclerosis that can be evaluated non-invasively by ultrasonography. The aim of this study was to investigate endothelial function and IMT, and the relation between these processes and atherosclerosis progression in three groups (control, mild stenosis and severe stenosis in the carotid artery).

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; arterial wall thickness; artery dilatation; Article; brachial artery; carotid artery flow; carotid atherosclerosis; common carotid artery; controlled study; cross-sectional study; disease course; echography; flow mediated dilation; human; major clinical study; male; real time ultrasound scanner; ultrasound transducer
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Para medicine > Department of Management Radiology and Medical Physics
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2017 19:54
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 16:56
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/486

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