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Title: Prevalence of carotid atherosclerosis and main cardiovascular risk factors in Kraków inhabitants aged 45 - 74


Introduction: Knowledge of the extent of carotid atheroslerotic changes in population and their connection with cardiovascular risk factors can affect plannig the development of diagnostics, therapy and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Methods: 942 participants uderwent: medical interview, physical examination, blood specimen collection, carotid arteries ultrasound examination.Carotid intima – media thickness and presence of plaque were assessed. Results: CIMT was 0,79 ± 0,11 mm. Excessive CIMT was revealed in 671 (71,2%) and carotid atherosclerosis in 358 (38%) persons. In patients with present atheromatous plaque greater CIMT was observed. The risk factors of intima – media thickening were: arterial hypertension, low HDL concentration, sex, age and SBP, and of carotid atherosclerosis: smoking, diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, excessive LDL concentration, age and SBP. Both intima – media thickening and occurrence of atheromatous plaque were more frequent in persons with coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome. Conclusions: The frequency of carotid intima – media thickening is about 71% and occurrence of carotid atherosclerosis is about 38%. The risk factors of increased CIMT and of carotid atherosclerosis are different. Increased IMT correllates significantly with occurrence of carotid atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome.

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2 - studia doktoranckie

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choroby układu krążenia

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Wydział Lekarski


Podolec, Piotr

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ZB-113856 Mar 15, 2023


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