Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2010, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (1): 32-37.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(10)60017-X

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Relationship between Carotid Atherosclerosis and Cerebral Infarction

Guang-wen Li, Guan-yi Zheng, Jin-guo Li, Xu-dong Sun   

  1. Department of Geriatrics, Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350001, China
  • Online:2010-03-10 Published:2010-03-10

Abstract: Objective To study the relationship between carotid atherosclerosis and cerebral infarction (CI). Methods Between November 2008 and March 2009,147 CI patients (CI group) and 48 patients with non-cerebrovascular diseases (control group) were enrolled from inpatients of Neurology Department of our hospital. The diagnostic criterion of thickened carotid intima was set as 1.0 mm≤intima-media thickness (IMT) 0.05). Conclusions Carotid atherosclerosis is to some extent able to reveal the atherosclerotic condition of cerebral arteries and act as an important predictor for the risk of CI. The color Doppler ultrasonography of carotid arteries can provide a convenient way for the prevention and treatment of CI.

Key words: carotid atherosclerosis, cerebral infarction, intima-media thickness, color Doppler ultrasonography

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