Topic: evaluation of the distribution of carotid artery disease in rheumatoid arthritis using ultrsonography
1- describe cardiovascular disease.
2- atherosclerosis -anatomy and pathophysiology
3- Imaging atherosclerosis (with a focus on carotid ultrasound including main methods and association with Intima-media thickness /plaque and cerebrovascular events in addition to distribution of plaque)
4- A summary of what rheumatoid arthritis is
5- cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis
6- carotid atherosclerosis/ ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis
Main outcomes of the dissertation:
1- test repeatability of carotid artery ultrasound among different sonographers compare to vascular sonographer.
2- analyse carotid artery ultrasound scans
3- compare distribution of carotid plaque in arthritis patients and controls in the Norfolk Arthritis Register)
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