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Evaluation of ultrasonographic fatty liver and severity of coronary atherosclerosis, and obesity in patients undergoing coronary angiography.
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PMID:  19666428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Aims were to examine associations (1) between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and obesity, (2) between CAD and NAFLD with aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and gamma glutamiltransferase (GGT) levels. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the study group consisted of 355 patients (mean age: 57.5+/-11.4 years), that comply with inclusion criteria and selected of 414 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiographies. Coronary artery disease was defined as a stenosis at least 50% in at least one major coronary artery. Modified Gensini scoring was used to determine the severity of coronary atherosclerosis. Fatty liver was diagnosed by abdominal ultrasonography (4 stages: Grades 0, 1, 2 and 3). Obesity was defined as body mass index (BMI) >or=30 kg/m2. Statistical evaluations were performed using Student's t test, ANOVA, Chi- square, kappa tests and logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: There were significant differences among Grades 0, 1 and 2-3 according to presence of CAD and Gensini score. In univariate analysis, age (OR=1.03, p=0.004), gender (OR=3.05, p<0.0001), dyslipidemia (OR=4.40, p<0.0001), diabetes mellitus (OR=2.15, p=0.048), smoking (OR=3.19, p<0.0001), AST (OR=1.01, p=0.042), GGT (OR=1.04, p<0.0001), NAFLD (OR=1.87, p=0.036) and obesity+NAFLD (OR: 2.1, p=0.018) have effects on presence of CAD. In multivariate model, age (OR=1.04, p<0.001), AST (OR=1.01, p<0.05), GGT (OR=1.04, p<0.001), NAFLD (OR=2.58, p<0.01) have independent effects on CAD; however BMI and obesity were ineffective. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has an independent effect on Gensini score (OR=2.02, p<0.05). CONCLUSION: Ultrasonographic fatty liver have independent effects on both the presence of CAD and severity of coronary atherosclerosis. In addition, increased serum AST and GGT levels may be independently associated with CAD.
Mahmut A??ikel; Sadik Sunay; Mustafa Koplay; Fuat G??ndo??du; Sule Karakelleo??lu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1308-0032     ISO Abbreviation:  Anadolu Kardiyol Derg     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-11     Completed Date:  2010-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095069     Medline TA:  Anadolu Kardiyol Derg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atat??rk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Alanine Transaminase / blood
Aspartate Aminotransferases / blood
Body Mass Index
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Artery Disease / enzymology,  etiology,  pathology*,  radiography
Cross-Sectional Studies
Fatty Liver / enzymology,  etiology,  pathology*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Obesity / complications*,  enzymology,  pathology
Severity of Illness Index
gamma-Glutamyltransferase / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
EC; EC Aminotransferases; EC Transaminase

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