Cardiovascular risk assessment using carotid ultrasonography: The Rotterdam Study
Atherosclerosis is the main cause of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral arterial disease. These cardiovascular diseases are the most important cause of morbidity and responsible for 50% of all mortality in the United States, Europe and much of Asia. l Since atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases are most prominently present in the elderly and the number of elderly people will increase in the coming decades, atherosclerosis-related diseases will put a heavy burden on our health care systems.
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
|Promotor||Grobbee, D.E. (Diederick) , Hofman, A. (Albert)|
|Sponsor||NWO, Netherlands Health Research and Development Council, Netherlands Heart Foundation|
|Keywords||Generation R Study, cardiovascular diseases, risk analysis, ultrasonography|
Iglesias del Sol, A.. (2001, September 26). Cardiovascular risk assessment using carotid ultrasonography: The Rotterdam Study. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/23527