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Carotid Artery End-Diastolic Velocity and Future Cerebro-Cardiovascular Events in Asymptomatic High Risk Patients

 Hyemoon Chung  ;  Young Hak Jung  ;  Ki-Hyun Kim  ;  Jong-Youn Kim  ;  Pil-Ki Min  ;  Young Won Yoon  ;  Byoung Kwon Lee  ;  Bum-Kee Hong  ;  Se-Joong Rim  ;  Hyuck Moon Kwon  ;  Eui-Young Choi 
 Korean Circulation Journal, Vol.46(1) : 72-78, 2016 
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 Korean Circulation Journal 
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Carotid arteries ; Doppler ; Events
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prognostic value of additional carotid Doppler evaluations to carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque has not been completely evaluated. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 1119 patients with risk factors for, but without, overt coronary artery disease (CAD), who underwent both carotid ultrasound and Doppler examination were included in the present study. Parameters of interest included peak systolic and end-diastolic velocities, resistive indices of the carotid arteries, IMT, and plaque measurements. The primary end-point was all-cause cerebro-cardiovascular events (CVEs) including acute myocardial infarction, coronary revascularization therapy, heart failure admission, stroke, and cardiovascular death. Model 1 covariates comprised age and sex; Model 2 also included hypertension, diabetes and smoking; Model 3 also had use of aspirin and statin; and Model 4 also included IMT and plaque. RESULTS: The mean follow-up duration was 1386±461 days and the mean age of the study population was 60±12 years. Amongst 1119 participants, 43% were women, 57% had a history of hypertension, and 23% had diabetes. During follow-up, 6.6% of patients experienced CVEs. Among carotid Doppler parameters, average common carotid artery end-diastolic velocity was the independent predictor for future CVEs after adjustments for all models variables (HR 0.95 per cm/s, 95% confident interval 0.91-0.99, p=0.034 in Model 4) and significantly increased the predictive value of Model 4 (global χ(2)=59.0 vs. 62.8, p=0.029). CONCLUSION: Carotid Doppler measurements in addition to IMT and plaque evaluation are independently associated with future CVEs in asymptomatic patients at risk for CAD.
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권혁문(Kwon, Hyuck Moon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9901-5015
김기현(Kim, Ki Hyun)
김종윤(Kim, Jong Youn) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7040-8771
민필기(Min, Pil Ki) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7033-7651
윤영원(Yoon, Young Won) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0907-0350
이병권(Lee, Byoung Kwon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9259-2776
임세중(Rim, Se Joong) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7631-5581
최의영(Choi, Eui Young) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3732-0190
홍범기(Hong, Bum Kee) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6456-0184
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