In studies on carotid artery intima-media thickness and stroke, researchers implicitly assume that cerebrovascular abnormalities show a symmetrical distribution. To evaluate whether there is a difference in intima-media thickness between the 2 carotids, we compared left and right common carotid artery intima-media thickness as measured by B-mode ultrasonography in a group of 102 untreated hypertensive patients. This yielded a significant difference between both sides (left, 0.75+/-0.11 mm; right, 0.71+/-0.11 mm; Partery.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2003|
Rodriguez-Hernandez, S., Kroon, A. A., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Mess, W. H., Lodder, J., Jolles, J., & de Leeuw, P. W. (2003). Is there a side predilection for cerebrovascular disease? Hypertension, 42, 56-60. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.HYP.0000077983.66161.6F