Aortic elastic properties predict occult coronary artery disease: a multidetector row computed tomography study.

Gurel E., Tigen K., Karaahmet T. , Gecmen C., MUTLU B., Bulut M., ...More

Kardiologia polska, vol.73, no.2, pp.101-8, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/kp.a2014.0188
  • Title of Journal : Kardiologia polska
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-8


Background: Multidetector row computed tomography ( MDCT) is an attractive noninvasive imaging modality to detect coronary atherosclerotic plaques which may be underestimated by conventional angiography. However, its routine clinical use is limited due to contrast-associated problems, high cost, inapplicability at bedside and exposure to radiation. Thus, exploring safer and more practical measurements to predict occult coronary artery disease (CAD) is required.