Relation of aortic valve sclerosis to carotid artery intima-media thickening in healthy subjects.

Research paper by Yasuko Y Yamaura, Tomomi T Nishida, Nozomi N Watanabe, Takashi T Akasaka, Kiyoshi K Yoshida

Indexed on: 18 Sep '04Published on: 18 Sep '04Published in: The American Journal of Cardiology®


We studied 252 healthy adults by echocardiography and carotid ultrasonography to determine the relation between early subclinical aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT). Carotid IMT was significantly greater in subjects with AVS than in those without AVS. There was a significant correlation between the grade of AVS and carotid IMT.

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