Role of femoral artery ultrasound imaging in cardiovascular event risk prediction in a primary prevention cohort at a medium-term follow-up

Kocyigit D. , Gurses K. M. , TAYDAŞ O. , POKER A. , ÖZER N. , HAZIROLAN T. , ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.75, no.5, pp.537-543, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2019.09.012
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.537-543


Background: Cardiovascular (CV) disease prevention guidelines have addressed how imaging may influence CV risk determined by established risk score systems in primary prevention. Nevertheless, data are lacking regarding the use of femoral artery ultrasonography for CV risk modification. Herein, we hypothesized that femoral artery plaque and its characteristics, as well as femoral intima-media thickness (fIMT) measurements, may predict major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE).