Chronic arsenic exposure and risk of carotid artery disease: The Strong Heart Study
Carotid Artery Diseases
Urine arsenic was positively associated with CIMT and increased plaque score later in life although the association was small. The relationship between urinary arsenic and the presence of plaque was not statistically significant when adjusted for other risk factors. Arsenic exposure may play a role in increasing the severity of carotid vascular disease.