Relation between carotid intima-media thickness and aortic knob width in patients with essential hypertension

Erkan H., Korkmaz L., Agac M. T. , Acar Z., Kiris A., Erkan M., ...More

BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING, vol.16, no.6, pp.282-284, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mbp.0b013e32834e3d5c
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.282-284


Objective The assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis is important in the evaluation of a hypertensive patient, as it provides information on the severity of the hypertension and the cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of the aortic knob width measured on chest radiography in the assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis in hypertensive patients.