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December 19, 2012

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction Measures

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliation: Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program, University of Wisconsin Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Madison (jhs@medicine.wisc.edu).

JAMA. 2012;308(23):2455-2456. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.65884

To the Editor: Dr Den Ruijter and colleagues1 for the USE-Intima-Media Thickness (USE-IMT) project presented a meta-analysis of participant level data on common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) measurements in cardiovascular disease risk prediction. The article, however, included a potentially misleading statement that warrants clarification and raises additional questions.