Relevance of aging in carotid disease: Results of a population survey

Lucilla Parnetti, Antonella Santucci, Giuseppe Menculini, Antonio Cherubini, Umberto Senin

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We analyzed basal data of an ongoing longitudinal epidemiological study aimed at defining prevalence and risk factors of extracranial carotid disease in 345 randomly selected subjects aged 41-80. The extracranial carotid tract was explored by means of ultrasound imaging. Plaque was defined as a focal pro-trusion >1.5 mm. Overall age-and sex-adjusted prevalence was 31 % (95% IC: 27-35). Both univariate and multivariate analysis indicated age as the strongest predictor for carotid disease (>70 vs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-390
Number of pages5
JournalCerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Aging
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Risk factors
  • Ultrasound imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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