Evaluation of epicardial adipose tissue and carotid intima-media thickness as a marker of atherosclerosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Bayraktar, Muhammed Fatih
Demirkol, Muhammet Emin
Akdoğan Kayhan, Meral
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KünyeEkmen, N., Can, G., Yozgat, A., Can, H., Bayraktar, M. F., Demirkol, M. E., Akdogan Kayhan, M., & Sasani, H. (2020). Evaluation of epicardial adipose tissue and carotid intima-media thickness as a marker of atherosclerosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas, 113(9), 643-648. https://doi.org/10.17235/reed.2020.7394/2020
Background and aim: this study aimed to compare carotid intima media (CIMT) and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) measurements, which are considered as markers for the detection of early atherosclerosis in healthy controls and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) cases. Methods: a total of 60 IBD patients (25 Crohn’s disease and 35 ulcerative colitis) and 60 healthy patients (as a control group) were included in the study. The measurements of CIMT and EAT were performed using echocardiography and ultrasonography, respectively. Statistical analysis was used to determine the relationship between the parameters. Results: the thickness of bilateral (right and left) CIMT and EAT were significantly higher in IBD than in the control group (p < 0.05). There was a positive correlation between EAT and bilateral (right and left) CIMT in IBD patients (p < 0.05).