Cardiovascular Risk in Subjects with Carotid Pathologies

  • Fulvio Orzan
  • Matteo Anselmino
  • Margherita Cannillo


Although atherosclerotic disease often becomes clinically evident only in one particular vascular distribution during a person’s lifespan, it is an ubiquitous process, that can be detected in all arteries, depending on the diagnostic test adopted and the threshold chosen. Disease of the carotid arteries is frequent and the present chapter will focus on the correlation of this pathology with coronary heart disease.


Carotid disease Coronary heart disease Cardiovascular risk Intima-media thickness Cardiac events 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fulvio Orzan
    • 1
  • Matteo Anselmino
  • Margherita Cannillo
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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