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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10396-011-0319-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-194
  • Keywords: Brachial IMT, Carotid IMT, Coronary artery disease, Coronary angiography, Cardiovascular risk, Normal coronary arteries, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, SUBCLINICAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS, DISEASE RISK, ULTRASOUND, ASSOCIATION, EXTENT, HEART, PROGRESSION, STROKE, LIPIDS
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


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.