General Medicine: Open Access

ISSN - 2327-5146

Jin-Wook Chung

Jin-Wook Chung
College of Medicine,

  • Research Article
    Association between Carotid Artery Plaque Score and SYNTAX Score in Coronary Artery Disease Patients
    Author(s): Jin-Wook ChungJin-Wook Chung

    Background: Numerous studies have been published the correlation between plaque score (PS), mean carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT), and the prevalence or complexity of coronary artery lesions in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. However, very few studies have reported the association between the complexity of coronary artery lesions and PS and the mean carotid artery IMT. We therefore aimed to examine the correlation between carotid artery ultrasound parameters and complexity of coronary artery lesions in CAD patients. Methods: From June 2010 to December 2011, a total of 170 patients (118 males (69.4%); mean age, 63.9 ± 12.1 years) admitted with suspected CAD, were examined. Coronary angiography and IMT and PS in the carotid arteries ultrasound were obtained for all patients. Results: The odd.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2327-5146.1000301

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