ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.192, no.2, pp.428-431, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
Background: The diagonal ear-lobe crease (ELC) has been suggested as a simple marker of cardiovascular disease in the general population. There is no knowledge concerning the relation between carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), an index of subclinical atherosclerosis, and diagonal ELC. The aim of our study was to assess this relation.