A preliminary study of Non-Invasive measures of ATHerosclerosis in children at high risk of developing atherosclerosis
To determine if non-invasive measures of atherosclerosis will be abnormal in children with increased risk for developing coronary artery disease, including children with hyperlipidemia, with diabetes (Type 1 or 2) and who are obese.
Cross-sectional study comparing cardiovascular risk factors and non-invasive measures of atherosclerosis in children with conditions that are associated with increased cardiovascular risk (hyperlipidemia, obesity and diabetes (Types 1 & 2)).
Primary: IMT & BAR measures in children age 5 – 18 years and measures of cardiovascular risk, obesity and diabetes. Secondary: Measures of environmental factors and Family History
Eva Lonn, Katherine Morrison
Morrison KM, Dyal L, Conner W, Helden E, Newkirk L, Yusuf S, Lonn E. Cardiovascular risk factors and non-invasive assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis in youth. Atherosclerosis, 208(2):501-05, 2010. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2009.07.034