Small arterial elasticity predicts the extent of coronary artery disease: Relationship with serum uric acid

Fazlioglu M., ŞENTÜRK T. , Kumbay E., Kaderli A. A. , YILMAZ Y., Oezdemir B., ...More

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.202, no.1, pp.200-204, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 202 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2008.04.014
  • Title of Journal : ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-204


Background: Arterial elasticity has been previously linked to atherosclerotic vascular disease states. Serum uric acid level has been recently associated with increased arterial stiffness, but to what extent serum uric acid reflects angiographic coronary artery status and vessel compliance remains to be established. In this study we aimed to evaluate the association of arterial elasticity indexes, serum uric acid and the presence and extent of angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with chronic stable angina.