Is there a side predilection for cerebrovascular disease?

S. Rodriguez-Hernandez, A.A. Kroon, M.P.J. van Boxtel, W.H. Mess, J. Lodder, J. Jolles, P.W. de Leeuw*

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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; P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-60
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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