Evaluation of carotid artery wall thickness with high-resolution sonography in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome


Altin R., Ozdemir H., Mahmutyazciioglu K., Kart L., UZUN L., Ozer T., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.33, no.2, pp.80-86, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.20093
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-86

Abstract

Purpose. An increased intima-media thickness (IMT) in the carotid arteries is a marker of generalized atherosclerosis, and it has been associated with a high risk of stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) have an increase in atherosclerotic indicators in the carotid arteries.