Abdominal aortic stiffness as a marker of atherosclerosis in childhood-onset asthma: a case-control study


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Ulger Z. , GÜLEN F. , Ozyurek A. R.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.26, no.1, pp.8-12, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2014-046
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-12

Abstract

Background: Asthma is one of the chronic inflammatory diseases. It is known that chronic inflammation accelerates atherosclerosis. Abdominal aortic stiffness parameters can be used to detect the early development of atherosclerosis.