Interaction of cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration: Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography and Alzheimer's disease
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial
The pulsatility indices of the arteries of AD patients were generally greater than those of similarly-aged ND subjects. This difference is most likely due to increased arterial wall rigidity imposed by atherosclerotic changes. Atherosclerotic disease of intracranial arteries may be a risk factor for AD.