Hepatitis C Infection is Associated With Increased Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis Defined by Modified Reardon Severity Score System

Alyan O., Kacmaz F., Ozdemir O., Deveci B., Astan R., Celebi A. S., ...More

CIRCULATION JOURNAL, vol.72, no.12, pp.1960-1965, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1253/circj.cj-08-0459
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1960-1965
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Background The link between arteriosclerotic disease in the carotid or coronary artery and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been shown in some studies although other studies have produced contrary results. However, the effect of chronic HCV infection on the extension or severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) has not been determined so the aim of the present study was to determine the effect of HCV infection on the severity of CAD.