Can the ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) and carotis intima media thickness (CIMT) be new early stage markers of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?


KURT T., Temiz A., Gokmen F., Adam G., ÖZCAN S., Ozbudak E., ...Daha Fazla

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, cilt.127, ss.529-534, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 127
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00508-015-0767-x
  • Dergi Adı: WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.529-534

Özet

It takes years for atherosclerosis to manifest symptoms. However, it needs to be identified earlier because of the premature cardiovascular risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of atherosclerosis on the ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) and carotis intima media thickness (CIMT) in patients with RA.