Carotis Intima Media Thickness in Childhood


  • Ertürk Levent

Received Date: 05.07.2011 Accepted Date: 13.04.2012 J Pediatr Res 2014;1(3):127-129

In pediatric cardiovascular health prevention non-invasive diagnostics of subclinical atherosclerosis is essential for screenings and interventional purposes. Increased carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) is correlated with cardiovascular risk factors and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis, and predicts cardiovascular events in population groups. In this review the CIMT measure and possible benefits in childhood are reviewed in the light of the new literature.

Keywords: Carotis intima media thickness, childhood, atherosclerosis

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