Example sentences for: imt

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  • Ebrahim cites two studies to support his argument that measuring carotid IMT offers no additional predictive power over conventional screening tools [18,19], but the first of these has serious flaws (such as a significant dropout rate that the authors assumed was random, a short follow-up period, and the inclusion only of people of an advanced age) [18], and the other concluded that carotid IMT measurement “substantially improved prediction of future coronary heart disease” [19].

  • However, IMT provides a highly satisfactory parameter by which to judge the effectiveness of treatment in familial coronary artery disease: IMT stabilization and reversal are good, whereas progression is bad and requires more intensive measures.

  • Shouldn't everyone with increased IMT at least be informed of the options available to limit it rather than waiting until acute events or advanced narrowing occur?

  • Ebrahim's statement that “most [plaques] are stable and unlikely to rupture” is based on his own study published in Stroke [3], but the paper has no data relating to how many patients found to have increased intima-media wall thickness (IMT) or plaque actually had heart attacks or strokes.

  • It is correct that risk factors can predict heart disease and stroke to some degree, though I have many patients for whom that approach fails while IMT detects the risk otherwise missed.

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