B-Mode ultrasound assessment of intima-media thickness of common carotid, internal carotid, brachial, femoral arteries and abdominal aorta in patients with cardiovascular risk factor

Authors

  • Ayşe Selcan Koç
  • Burçak Çakır Peköz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.421768

Keywords:

Intima-media thickness, Common carotid artery, Femoral artery

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the association between common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and vascular IMT values measured from different anatomic regions.

Methods: We prospectively included 256 patients. The IMT values of the common carotid and internal carotid, brachial and femoral artery and abdominal aorta were measured by B-mode ultrasound (CC-IMT, IC-IMT, B-IMT, F-IMT and A-IMT). Patients were divided into two groups as increased and normal CC-IMT. 

Results: Increased CC-IMT was detected in 55 of 256 patients (21.5%). All IMT variables showed a positive correlation with CC-IMT. Femoral IMT was independently associated with increased CC-IMT. In regression model, each 0.1 mm increase in F-IMT increased the risk of increased CC-IMT by 70.2%. When F-IMT value 1.1 mm was accepted as a cut-off value for the prediction of increased CC-IMT, sensitivity and specificity were 96.4% and 90%, respectively. In ROC curve analyses, the area under curve was calculated as 0.936. 

Conclusions: Another vascular IMT location presenting increased CC-IMT best is F-IMT. The limit value for increased F-IMT >1.1mm may be used in practice. The CC-IMT measurement is closely and positively associated with all other vascular IMT measurements.

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2018-09-01

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Koç AS, Peköz B Çakır. B-Mode ultrasound assessment of intima-media thickness of common carotid, internal carotid, brachial, femoral arteries and abdominal aorta in patients with cardiovascular risk factor. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2018 Sep. 1 [cited 2022 Jun. 25];2(3):244-8. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/421768