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., ...More

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, vol.16, no.8, pp.495-498, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00019501-200512000-00007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-498
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


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.