Effect of intensive statin therapy on arterial elasticity in patients with coronary artery disease

Akgullu C., ÖZDEMİR B., YILMAZ Y., Kazazoglu A. R., AYDINLAR A.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.63, no.4, pp.467-471, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.63.4.2033045
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-471
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Objective - Reduced arterial compliance is an independent predictor of cardiovascular mortality and is commonly encountered in patients with coronary artery disease. Statins may produce cholesterol-independent effects which can result at least in part from direct improvement of the arterial function. In this study, we sought to determine the effect of intensive statin therapy according to the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines on arterial compliance in dyslipidaemic patients with angiographically-proven CAD selected for medical treatment.