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Intima–media thickness of internal carotid arteries and total carotid plaque area: two surrogate endpoints of which the former has to be considered a weaker putative measure of subclinical atherosclerosis compared with the latter

De Vecchis, Renato; Ciccarelli, Antonio; Cioppa, Carmela

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: April 2010 - Volume 11 - Issue 4 - p 325
doi: 10.2459/01.JCM.0000369376.83887.7b

aCardiology Unit, Presidio Sanitario Intermedio ‘Elena d'Aosta’, Italy

bDivision of Geriatrics, Casa di Cura S. Maria del Pozzo, Somma Vesuviana, Napoli, Italy

Correspondence to Dr Renato De Vecchis, Cardiology Unit, Presidio Sanitario Intermedio ‘Elena d'Aosta’, via Cagnazzi, 29 80137 Napoli, Italy Tel: +39 081 7516932; fax: +39 081 2543144; e-mail:

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