Impaired Aortic Elasticity and Diastolic Functions Are Associated with Findings of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography


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Ede H., ERKOÇ M. F. , Okur A., Elbay A. R.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.20, pp.2061-2068, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.892502
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.2061-2068

Abstract

Background: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Aortic elasticity and diastolic functions are helpful parameters in assessment of CAD. In this study we aimed to learn whether diastolic function and aortic elastic properties measured by echocardiography are associated with coronary calcium score (CACS), epicardial fat volume (EFV), and plaque area measured by coronary tomographic angiography.