Ultrasound On Leg Arteries Tells More

According to a report in the journal Angiology, an ultrasound scan of the femoral arteries that supply blood to the legs is more useful in determining arterial plaque than a scan of the carotid arteries in the neck.

Among 322 subjects (average age 52), 30.4% had carotid artery plaque and 40.7% had femoral plaque.  Subjects younger than age 40, 10.5% had femoral plaque and 2.3% had carotid plaque.  [Wall Street Journal July 18, 2016; Angiology May 27, 2016]

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