Relationship between carotid intima-media thickness and coronary angiographic findings: a prospective study


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Coskun U., Yildiz A., Esen O., Baskurt M., Cakar M. A. , Kilickesmez K. O. , ...More

CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND, vol.7, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1476-7120-7-59
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND

Abstract

Background: Since cardiovascular diseases are associated with high mortality and generally undiagnosed before the onset of clinical findings, there is a need for a reliable tool for early diagnosis. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a non-invasive marker of coronary artery disease (CAD) and is widely used in practice as an inexpensive, reliable, and reproducible method. In the current study, we aimed to investigate prospectively the relationship of CIMT with the presence and extent of significant coronary artery narrowing in patients evaluated by coronary angiography for stable angina pectoris.