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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Carotid and femoral atherosclerotic lesions in patients with coronary heart disease confirmed by angiography

Anna Lisowska, Włodzimierz Jerzy Musiał, Małgorzata Knapp, Jolanta Prokop, Paweł Dobrzański
Kardiol Pol 2005;63(12):636-642.

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Vol 63, No 12 (2005)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-14
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Introduction: Clinically evident atherosclerosis is preceded by preclinical changes in the arterial wall. These changes are characterised by increased thickness of the intima-media complex (IMT). Aims: A complex ultrasound assessment of the peripheral vessels as well as an attempt to find ultrasound parameters correlating with the burden of atherosclerotic lesions of the coronary arteries. Methods: 231 patients who underwent both coronary angiography and ultrasound examination of the following arteries: common carotid artery (CCA), carotid bulb and common femoral artery (CFA) were enrolled. The IMT value, presence of plaque and Doppler blood flow parameters were evaluated. Selected clinical and biochemical risk factors of atherosclerosis were assessed. Two groups of patients were analysed: 200 patients with coronary artery disease confirmed by angiography (study group), and 31 patients with normal coronary arteries (control group). Results: Significantly higher values of the IMT in the peripheral arteries were observed in patients with coronary artery lesions than in those without (CCA – 0.91 vs 0.61mm, carotid bulb – 1.31 vs 0.67 mm, CFA – 1.38 vs 0.63 respectively, p

Abstract

Introduction: Clinically evident atherosclerosis is preceded by preclinical changes in the arterial wall. These changes are characterised by increased thickness of the intima-media complex (IMT). Aims: A complex ultrasound assessment of the peripheral vessels as well as an attempt to find ultrasound parameters correlating with the burden of atherosclerotic lesions of the coronary arteries. Methods: 231 patients who underwent both coronary angiography and ultrasound examination of the following arteries: common carotid artery (CCA), carotid bulb and common femoral artery (CFA) were enrolled. The IMT value, presence of plaque and Doppler blood flow parameters were evaluated. Selected clinical and biochemical risk factors of atherosclerosis were assessed. Two groups of patients were analysed: 200 patients with coronary artery disease confirmed by angiography (study group), and 31 patients with normal coronary arteries (control group). Results: Significantly higher values of the IMT in the peripheral arteries were observed in patients with coronary artery lesions than in those without (CCA – 0.91 vs 0.61mm, carotid bulb – 1.31 vs 0.67 mm, CFA – 1.38 vs 0.63 respectively, p
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Keywords

atherosclerosis; peripheral artery ultrasound; intima-media thickness

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Title

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Carotid and femoral atherosclerotic lesions in patients with coronary heart disease confirmed by angiography

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 63, No 12 (2005)

Pages

636-642

Published online

2005-12-14

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2005;63(12):636-642.

Keywords

atherosclerosis
peripheral artery ultrasound
intima-media thickness

Authors

Anna Lisowska
Włodzimierz Jerzy Musiał
Małgorzata Knapp
Jolanta Prokop
Paweł Dobrzański

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