Can the ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) and carotis intima media thickness (CIMT) be new early stage markers of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?


KURT T., Temiz A., Gokmen F., Adam G., ÖZCAN S., Ozbudak E., ...More

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.127, pp.529-534, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 127
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00508-015-0767-x
  • Journal Name: WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.529-534

Abstract

It takes years for atherosclerosis to manifest symptoms. However, it needs to be identified earlier because of the premature cardiovascular risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of atherosclerosis on the ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) and carotis intima media thickness (CIMT) in patients with RA.