[Common carotid artery intima-media thickness: the role in evaluation of atherosclerosis progression].Neurol Neurochir Pol 2001 Nov-Dec; 35(6):1093-102NN
Atherosclerosis is a generalized vascular disease. There are methods to investigate the development of atherosclerosis. Doppler ultrasonography is a noninvasive and safe method. By this method we can see and measure the first stage of atherosclerosis development--thickening of intima-media complex. Measuring intima-media thickness of common carotid artery may be used as an indicator of generalized atherosclerosis. Intima-media thickness is also used to study progression of atherosclerosis and its possible regression during therapy.