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What purpose does the IMT measurement serve?Aug 9, 2011 16:00 EDT
In their exemplary recent study published in the NEJM Polak et al conclude that IMT measurement makes a statistically significant improvement to risk classification. But as the measurement of intima-media thickness gathers traction, it's time to ponder whether this test is really worthwhile.
What are your thoughts on measuring IMT?
Polak J, Pencina M, Pencina K, et al. Carotid-wall intima-media thickness and cardiovascular events. N Engl J Med 2011; 365:213-221. Abstract.