Using imaging for cardiovascular risk prediction: an overview.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Atherosclerosis is a systemic, silent, and deadly disease; however, primary risk reduction is very effective. Cost-effective risk modification relies on accurate and individualized risk stratification; however, traditional risk factor-based assessments fail to account for individual progression along the pathophysiologic continuum. Ultrasound and other imaging techniques that measure both anatomy and function provide well-validated surrogate markers for atherosclerosis that have incremental predictive power to that provided by risk factors, and may be useful in designing primary prevention strategies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Douglas, PS

Published Date

  • June 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 682 - 685

PubMed ID

  • 15163945

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-7317

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.echo.2004.03.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States