Carotid and brachial artery intima-media thickness is related to coronary atherosclerotic burden and may also represent high cardiovascular risk in patients with normal coronary angiograms


Satiroglu O. , KOCAMAN S. A. , BAYAR N., ERDOGAN T. , CICEK Y. , TASCI F. , ...More

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS, vol.38, no.4, pp.187-194, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10396-011-0319-6
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-194

Abstract

Carotid and brachial artery intima-media thicknesses (IMT) determined using B-mode ultrasonography are validated surrogate markers of the severity and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD). The markers may also reflect the general vascular atherosclerotic involvement and cardiovascular risk in patients with normal coronary arteries (NCA). We aimed to investigate the relationship of carotid artery IMT (CIMT) and brachial artery IMT (BIMT) with CAD simultaneously, and also examined whether both markers represent cardiovascular risk determined by cardiovascular risk factors in patients with NCA.