Prevalenza del kinking carotideo in una popolazione residente. Risultati parziali del programma OPI (Obiettivo Prevenzione Ictus).

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of carotid kinking in a resident population. Partial results of the OPI (Objective Prevention of Ictus)

G. Ghilardi, M. De Monti, F. Longhi, S. Trimarchi, E. Bortolani

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Abstract

This paper reports partial results on carotid kinking prevalence from the ongoing program Obiettivo Prevenzione Ictus, whose main target is to detect atherosclerotic carotid lesions in a resident population. Over a period of 23 months, 13.936 subjects, aged 45 to 75, were screened by physical vascular and carotid CW Doppler ultrasound examinations; 1.386 (9.9%) subjects underwent color coded echoflow imaging, according to the design of the screening program (suspected carotid atherosclerotic lesion at first level screening): 185 among this subgroup, 40 males and 145 females, were affected with 266 carotid kinkings. In 81 cases (43.8%) the lesions were bilateral. Sensibility and specificity of carotid bruit (25% and 73%, respectively) and CW Doppler ultrasound (48.5% and 55.8%, respectively) proved inadequate for routine diagnosis of carotid kinking. Hypertension was recorded in 146 cases (78.9%). No cerebral ischemic attack was recorded in these 185 subjects over the period considered.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of carotid kinking in a resident population. Partial results of the OPI (Objective Prevention of Ictus)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Cardioangiologica
Volume41
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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