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Biological relevance and prognostic significance of radial artery intima-media thickness


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Title: Biological relevance and prognostic significance of radial artery intima-media thickness
Authors: Eklund, Charlotte
E-mail: charlotte.eklund@vgregion.se
Issue Date: 14-Mar-2014
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
Parts of work: I. Eklund C et al. High-resolution radial artery intima-media thickness and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with suspected coronary artery disease – comparison with common carotid artery intima-media thickness. Atherosclerosis 2012; 221: 118-123
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II. Eklund C, et al. Radial artery intima-media thickness predicts major cardiovascular events in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2014 Jan 26.
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III. Eklund C, et al. Cardiovascular status in patients with recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis. In manuscript
Date of Defence: 2014-04-04
Disputation: Fredagen den 4 april 2014, kl.13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: atherosclerosis
intima-media thickness
ultrasound
radial artery
high resolution
cardiovascular disease
Abstract: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death both in Sweden and globally. Atherosclerotic vascular changes are considered the major underlying pathology leading to clinical manifestations of CVD, e.g. myocardial infarction and stroke. Hyperlipidemia and chronic subclinical inflammation have been identified as major pathophysiological mechanisms driving atherosclerosis, which is a life-long vascular disease. Inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are known to be assoc... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8898-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/34833
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from Sahlgrenska Academy
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