ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.211, no.1, pp.182-186, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Transthoracic Doppler harmonic echocardiography, Coronary flow reserve, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Liver biopsy, SERUM ADIPONECTIN LEVELS, INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS, ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION, HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS, METABOLIC SYNDROME, ABNORMALITIES
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
Background: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Coronary flow reserve (CFR) is widely used to examine the integrity of coronary microvascular circulation. We evaluated the prevalence of impaired CFR in patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD. We also investigated the independent clinical, biochemical, and liver histology predictors of CFR in the setting of NAFLD.