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Ultrasound Med Biol. 2010 Aug;36(8):1237-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2010.05.003. Epub 2010 Jul 3.

Tracking of noninvasive ultrasound measurements of subclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood: findings from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study.

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  • 1Research Center of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland. juho.raiko@utu.fi

Abstract

We examined tracking of ultrasound measurements of vascular structure and function in adulthood using data collected in the 2001 and 2007 follow-ups of Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. B-mode ultrasound measures of carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT), carotid artery distensibility (CDist) and brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) was obtained on 1809 apparently healthy Finnish adults aged 24 to 39 years in 2001 (1014 females; 795 males). Significant 6-year tracking was observed for IMT (males, r = 0.56; females, r = 0.46), CDist (males, r = 0.35; females, r = 0.36) and FMD (males, r = 0.23; females, r = 0.20). Subjects with 10-year risk of CVD (according to the SCORE risk score) above sex-specific median had improved IMT (r = 0.44; r = 0.57, p = 0.0001) and CDist (r = 0.31; r = 0.40, p = 0.03) tracking compared with those below median. Body mass index (BMI) >or= 30 kg/m(2) decreased tracking of CDist (r = 0.36; r = 0.19, p = 0.01). In conclusion, ultrasound measurements tracked low to moderate over 6-years and was influenced by cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor status.

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