Response by Mayer and Hoke to Letter Regarding Article, “Combined Effects of Inflammatory Status and Carotid Atherosclerosis: A 12-Year Follow-Up Study”
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We thank Dr Kazushi Tsuda for his interest in our study reporting the combined effects of inflammation and carotid narrowing in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery disease.1 We agree that the early detection of endothelial dysfunction in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery disease could be of great value. As mentioned in your letter, likely the …