Aortic elastic properties predict occult coronary artery disease: a multidetector row computed tomography study

Gurel E., Tigen K., Karaahmet T., Gecmen C., MUTLU B. , Bulut M., ...Daha Fazla

KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, cilt.73, sa.2, ss.101-108, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 73 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5603/kp.a2014.0188
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.101-108


Background: Multidetector row computed tomography ( MDCT) is an attractive noninvasive imaging modality to detect coronary atherosclerotic plaques which may be underestimated by conventional angiography. However, its routine clinical use is limited due to contrast-associated problems, high cost, inapplicability at bedside and exposure to radiation. Thus, exploring safer and more practical measurements to predict occult coronary artery disease (CAD) is required.