The application of carotid intima-media thickness and plaque measurements in preventive medical examinations
  • M. R. M. Blekemolen
  • M. I. C. Vodegel
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In a cross-sectional study of 278 Dutch employees aged 45 and older (voluntary participation, 60% response) focused on preventive cardiovascular risk management (PMO), a comparison was made between the results of exercise testing (XECG), a cardiovascular risk stratification (SCORE) and a Carotid IMT Plus Plaque sonograph (C-IMT+P). CIMT plus is a valid, reproducible and non-invasive method detecting (early stage) atherosclerosis. SCORE predicts the fatal risk of coronary disorders within 10 years based on a combination of risk factors. C-IMT+P is a standardized ultrasonic measurement of the entire carotid trajectory. Exercise and sports activities were determined with the Physical Activity Questionnaire as applied in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.


Exercise Testing Sport Activity Preventive Health Work Capacity Health Check 
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© Bohn Stafleu van Loghum 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. M. Blekemolen
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  • M. I. C. Vodegel
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