Decreased carotid intima-media thickness in patients with coronary artery ectasia compared with patients with coronary artery disease


Yetkin E., Acikgoz N., Aksoy Y., Bariskaner E., Sivri N., Akturk E., ...Daha Fazla

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, cilt.16, ss.495-498, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00019501-200512000-00007
  • Dergi Adı: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.495-498

Özet

Background Although atherosclerosis is supposed to be responsible for more than 50% of coronary artery ectasia, the precise pathology of coronary artery ectasia is not clearly understood. A histopathological examination of ectatic segments has revealed mainly destruction of the media layer of the artery. In the present study, we assessed carotid intima-media thickness and common carotid artery diameter in patients with and without coronary artery ectasia.