A new echocardiographic parameter of aortic stiffness and atherosclerosis in patients with coronary artery disease: Aortic propagation velocity


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ŞEN T. , TÜFEKÇİOĞLU O., ÖZDEMİR M., TUNÇEZ A., UYGUR B., GÖLBAŞI Z., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.62, pp.236-240, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2013.04.006
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.236-240
  • Keywords: Aorta, Atherosclerosis, Color M-mode Doppler, PULSE PRESSURE, RISK, HYPERTENSION, SEVERITY, INDEXES, EVENTS

Abstract

Background: In this study, a novel echocardiographic parameter in the evaluation of the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and aortic stiffness, aortic propagation velocity, was measured and compared with other conventional aortic stiffness parameters such as aortic strain and aortic distensibility. Also, the relation between aortic propagation velocity and carotid intima media thickness was evaluated.