Use of Carotid Ultrasound to Identify Subclinical Vascular Disease and Evaluate Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Consensus Statement from the American Society of Echocardiography Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Task Force Endorsed by the Society for Vascular Medicine
Volume 21(2), February 2008, p 93–111
AQUI NA ÍNTEGRA
Ultrasonic detection of carotid plaque and CIMT measurements can be useful for refining CVD risk assessment in some asymptomatic patients. This noninvasive approach can detect subclinical vascular disease and help identify patients at increased risk of CVD. Strict attention to quality control in image acquisition, measurement, interpretation, and reporting are necessary for implementation of this technique in clinical practice.