Arterial Stiffness, Distensibility, and Strain in Asthmatic Children

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Ozkan E. A. , Serin H. I. , Khosroshahi H. E. , KILIÇ M. , EKİM M. , Beysel P., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.22, pp.251-257, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.895502
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-257


Background: We hypothesized that since asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease, it could lead to the early development of atherosclerosis in childhood-onset asthma. The aim of this study was to investigate arterial stiffness, distensibility, and strain of different peripheral arteries, the parameters of which can be used to detect atherosclerosis in asthmatic children.