Association of Aortic Diameters with Coronary Artery Disease Severity and Albumin Excretion


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Ozdemir B., Emul A., ÖZDEMİR L. , Sag S., BİÇER M., AYDINLAR A.

BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2015/857628
  • Dergi Adı: BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL

Özet

Introduction. Aortic diameters, aortic distensibility, microalbuminuria, coronary artery disease which are all together related to vascular aging are investigated in this paper. Methods. Eighty consecutive nondiabetic patients undergoing elective coronary angiography were enrolled into the study. Systolic and diastolic aortic diameters, aortic distensibility, CAD severity by angiogram with the use of Gensini scoring, and albumin excretion rates were determined. Results. Cases with CAD had significantly larger systolic (30,72 +/- 3,21mm versus 34,19 +/- 4,03 mm for cases without and with CAD, resp.) and diastolic aortic diameters measured 3 cm above aortic valve compared to patients without CAD (33,56 +/- 4,07 mm versus 29,75 +/- 3,12 mm). The systolic and diastolic diameters were significantly higher in albuminuria positive patients compared to albuminuria negative patients (p = 0.017 and 0.008, resp., for systolic and diastolic diameters). Conclusion. In conclusion aortic diameters are increased in patients with coronary artery disease and in patients with microalbuminuria. In CAD patients, systolic blood pressure, pulse pressure, aortic systolic and diastolic pressure, and albumin excretion rate were higher and aortic distensibility was lower.