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Corneal arcus: an indicator of severe coronary artery disease in a young adult man.
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PMID:  20196475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 32-year-old man was transferred to our emergency service with the diagnosis of sudden cardiopulmonary arrest. During eye examination, a typical corneal arcus was observed. The patient underwent the primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Coronary angiography showed a total occlusion of proximal left anterior descending artery. Primary coronary balloon angioplasty was successfully performed. Independently of total cholesterol, serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and smoking, corneal arcus has been suggested as a predictor of coronary heart disease among hyperlipidemic men. Physical examination can yield valuable diagnostic clues in a patient suspected of ischaemic heart disease. In summary, the appearance of corneal arcus in young adult men might be an indicator of severe coronary artery disease and should be screened by means of physical examination especially in the setting of cardiopulmonary arrest (Fig. 1, Ref. 4).
Murat Sucu; Vedat Davutoglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bratislavsk? lek?rske listy     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0006-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-03     Completed Date:  2010-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0065324     Medline TA:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Country:  Slovakia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  795     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gaziantep University, Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiology Gaziantep, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Arcus Senilis / complications*
Coronary Artery Disease / complications,  diagnosis*
Heart Arrest / etiology
Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II / complications,  diagnosis

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