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Screening Carotid artery in patients with CAD

Prevalence of carotid artery stenosis in patients with coronary artery disease in Japanese population.
In a study by Tanimoto et al in Stroke 2005 Oct;36(10):2094-8. Epub 2005 Sep 22 The study populations consisted of 632 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography because of suspicion of CAD. All patients underwent carotid ultrasonography to screen carotid artery stenosis before coronary angiography. They concluded Prevalence of carotid stenosis in patients with CAD is high in Japan as well as in Western countries. Screening of carotid artery stenosis is recommended especially in older patients with multivessel CAD.
Screening Carotid artery in patients with CAD Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Saturday, January 21, 2006 Rating: 5

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