Decreased carotid intima-media thickness in patients with coronary artery ectasia compared with patients with coronary artery disease

Yetkin E., Acikgoz N. , Aksoy Y., Bariskaner E., Sivri N., Akturk E., ...Daha Fazla

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, cilt.16, sa.8, ss.495-498, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00019501-200512000-00007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.495-498


Background Although atherosclerosis is supposed to be responsible for more than 50% of coronary artery ectasia, the precise pathology of coronary artery ectasia is not clearly understood. A histopathological examination of ectatic segments has revealed mainly destruction of the media layer of the artery. In the present study, we assessed carotid intima-media thickness and common carotid artery diameter in patients with and without coronary artery ectasia.