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Table 2 Indications for carotid ultrasound study (N/%)

From: Appropriateness of carotid plaque and intima-media thickness assessment in routine clinical practice

Patients with risk factors 451 (81.26%)
Check-up 238 (51.8%)
Dizziness or vertigo 60 (13.1%)
Syncope 35 (7.6%)
Stroke 30 (6.5%)
Preoperatory evaluation 16 (3.8%)
Transient amnesia or disorientation 14 (3.1%)
Previous carotid artery disease 9 (1.9%)
Unspecific symptoms 56 (12.2%)
Patients without risk factors 104 (18.73%)
Check-up 72 (71.2%)
Dizziness or vertigo 11 (10.8%)
Syncope 3 (3.1%)
Stroke 5 (5.4%)
Preoperatory evaluation 1 (1%)
Transient amnesia or disorientation 1 (1%)
Previous carotid artery disease 2 (2.1%)
Unspecific symptoms 6 (6.1%)