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, vol.192, no.2, pp.428-431, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 192 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2006.08.042
  • Title of Journal : ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.428-431


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.