Diagonal ear-lobe crease is associated with carotid intima-media thickness in subjects free of clinical cardiovascular disease


CELIK S., Erdogan T. , GEDIKLI O., KIRIS A., EREM C.

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, cilt.192, sa.2, ss.428-431, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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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.