What is it about?

The present meta-analysis was aimed to clarify the association between CCA-IMT with the risk of stroke and its subtype by estimating pooled analysis of published literature.

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Why is it important?

An increase in the common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) is generally considered an early marker of atherosclerosis and is a well-established predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). An association between changes in CCA-IMT and risk of stroke has been reported but has conflicting findings.


Carotid intima thickness measurements are found to be associated with the risk of stroke along with its subtypes and may be used as a diagnostic marker for predicting the risk of stroke events.

Mr. Amit Kumar
Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research

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This page is a summary of: CIMT as a risk factor for stroke subtype: A systematic review, European Journal of Clinical Investigation, August 2020, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/eci.13348.
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