Published in Cardiovascular Week, January 30th, 2006
According to a recently published report from Japan, "Our goal is to show the effectiveness of fluvastatin in reducing arterial sclerosis using integrated backscatter (IB) values rather than depending on the pulse-wave velocity (PWV) and stiffness beta. Atherosclerotic changes consist of two components: atherosis as a structural change and sclerosis as a functional change; IB ultrasound of carotid media was useful for assessment of arterial sclerosis."
H. Yokoyama and colleagues at Gifu University explained, "We measured IB values...
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