Table 2.

Relationship between carotid atherosclerosis and heart geometrya

Normal GeometryConcentric RemodellingEccentric HypertrophyConcentric HypertrophyPb
aData are as mean ± SD. IMT, intima media thickness; DCCA, diameter of common carotid artery.
bOne-way ANOVA.
IMT (mm)0.74 ± 0.170.91 ± 0.181.03 ± 0.191.08 ± 0.250.004
DCCA (mm)5.71 ± 0.576.95 ± 0.716.83 ± 0.977.01 ± 0.850.06