The assessment of atherosclerosis on vascular structures in patients with acute coronary syndrome

Kalay N., Yarlioglues M., Ardic I., Duran M., Kaya M. G., Inanc T., ...More

CLINICAL AND INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE, vol.33, no.1, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Endothelial dysfunction plays a crucial role in the process of atherosclerotic diseases and has been accepted as an early stage of atherosclerosis. Carotid intimamedia- thickness (CIMT) and flow-mediated-dilatation (FMD) of the brachial artery have been recommended as noninvasive methods to assess endothelial structure and function. Angiographic properties of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are closely associated with cardiovascular events. In this study, we investigated the relation of atherosclerotic properties of coronary, brachial and carotid arteries with CIMT, FMD and coronary angiography in patients with ACS.