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Common Carotid Artery Intima-Media Layer Changes

  • Fridon Todua
  • Dudana Gachechiladze
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Abstract

Atherosclerosis of arteries may develop in the result of a number of risk factors, like hypercholesterinemia; arterial hypertension; smoking; diabetes mellitus; obesity; psychological, emotional, and hereditary factors; gender; and age. Evidence of atherosclerosis in young age requires early diagnostics of the disease and active prevention of risk factors. Hence, highly efficient, non-invasive diagnostic equipment is necessary for the assessment of early atherosclerotic changes in vascular walls.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fridon Todua
    • 1
  • Dudana Gachechiladze
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNational Academy of Sciences of Georgia, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, I. Javakhishili Tbilisi State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyProgramme of Caucasus UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  3. 3.Department of Ultrasound DiagnosticsNational Medical Academy of Georgia, Research Institute of Clinical MedicineTbilisiGeorgia

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