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Aortic atherosclerosis predicts the extent and severity of coronary atherosclerosis detected by multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20498150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We investigated the association between atherosclerosis of the thoracic aorta and the severity and extent of coronary atherosclerosis detected by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary angiography. In 122 patients, atherosclerotic plaque was scored from 0 to 4 points by the percentage of the luminal surface at the cross-sectional area of proximal, mid, and distal segments of the descending aorta. Critical coronary atherosclerosis was defined as lesions causing >50% luminal narrowing. Atherosclerotic plaque score of the descending aorta was associated with the severity (noncritical: 2.95 +/- 1.45 vs critical: 4.09 +/- 2.25, P < .001) and extent of coronary atherosclerosis (Kruskal-Wallis test, P < .005). Logistic regression revealed that aortic plaque score was as an independent risk factor associated with the severity of coronary artery disease (OR 1.32, 95% CI 1.01-1.73, P <.05). Atherosclerotic plaque burden of the descending aorta was associated with the extent and severity of coronary atherosclerosis.
Authors:
Hikmet Yorgun; Tuncay Hazirolan; Ergün Bariş Kaya; Uğur Canpolat; Hamza Sunman; Ozgür Ertuğrul; Ahmet Hakan Ateş; Hakan Aksoy; Kudret Aytemir; Lale Tokgözoğlu; Giray Kabakçi; Ali Oto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-08     Completed Date:  2010-10-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. yorgunhikmet@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aorta, Thoracic / pathology
Aortic Diseases / complications*
Atherosclerosis / complications*
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Coronary Artery Disease / complications*
Coronary Vessels / pathology*
Female
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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