Diagonal ear-lobe crease is associated with carotid intima-media thickness in subjects free of clinical cardiovascular disease


Celik S., Erdogan T., Gedikli O. , Kiris A. , Erem C.

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, cilt.192, sa.2, ss.428-431, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 192 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2006.08.042
  • Dergi Adı: ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.428-431

Özet

Background: The diagonal ear-lobe crease (ELC) has been suggested as a simple marker of cardiovascular disease in the general population. There is no knowledge concerning the relation between carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), an index of subclinical atherosclerosis, and diagonal ELC. The aim of our study was to assess this relation.