Cardiovascular risk factors in menopausal women and the intima-media thickness
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Department of Internal Disease, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
Department of Vascular Surgery and Angiology, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
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Piotr Terlecki   

Chair and Department of Vascular Surgery and Angiology, University School of Medicine, Jaczewskiego 8, 20-090 Lublin, Poland.
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2009;3(1):61-63
The aim of this study was analysis of the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and intima-media thickness (I-M) at menopause. 27 women aged 53.4±3.7 years with hypertension were examined by means of the Doppler examination of carotid arteries. The Holter method was used to measure 24-hour arterial blood pressure. C-reactive protein (CRP) was determined. A correlation was found between I-M and the percentage of abnormal diastolic pressure values (r=0.423, p<0.05). CRP correlated with the I-M (r=0.50, p<0.05). The measurements of the intimamedia complex should be regarded as a diagnostic factor in patients with subclinical atherosclerosis.
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