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NIH assessment for the MESA study
IMT: thickness of the intima to media interfaces seen on high resolution imaging of the arterial wall
Top 20% with thick IMTs
5 times the chance of heart attack and stroke
Incidence Rates (1,000 person-years)
O’Leary, Polak, Kronmal et al.
Quintiles of IMT values