The Predictive Value of Intima-Media Thickness of the Common Carotid Artery in the Prevention of Stroke
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2014, Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 75-80
Non invasive measurement of intime-media thickness(IMT) of the common carotid artery by high resolution ultrasonography and its importance in stroke patient.
The study was designed to study this relation in our locality.
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
Thirty patients with ischemic stroke that were admitted in the medical department of Al Yarmook teaching hospital were tested by the aid of echocardiography department to measure intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery and they were compared with 20 persons(matching age and sex) without history of stroke or transient ischemic attack.
The mean of IMT of common carotid artery in stroke pateints was 1.24mm while in control group the mean was 0.765 mm.
There is a significant relation between the increased IMT of common carotid artery and stroke.
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