A surpresa do óbvio

CIMT trials (n=20) on lipid-level modifying therapies are all, except one, in agreement with the M&M trial findings.

Results From a Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Trial as a Decision Tool for Launching a Large-Scale Morbidity and Mortality Trial

The positive and negative predictive value (95% confidence interval) of a CIMT trial to predict the outcome of a M&M trial are 96% (80–99%) and 83% (64–93%), respectively. The predictive values are higher for lipid-level modifying therapies than for other therapies.

Estudos e mais estudos colocam a espessura das carótidas como eficiente e seguro.

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