CAROTID DOPPLER STUDY IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

S Murugan, K Ganesh Thangamuthu kumar

Abstract


INTRODUCTION
Acute coronary syndrome remains the leading cause of death
in developing countries like India. It includes Unstable
Angina, Non ST Elevation MI and ST Elevation MI. Diabetes
mellitus, systemic hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking,
obesity and alcoholism are the traditional risk factors for
acute coronary syndrome. Non traditional risk factors like
homocysteinemia, elevated Lp(a) levels, increased carotid
intimal thickness also contribute to coronary artery disease.
Increased Carotid Intimal Medial Thickness (CIMT) has been
associated with coronary artery disease as well as traditional
cardiovascular risk factors in various observational studies.
CIMT is considered as a surrogate marker of atherosclerotic
burden in coronary arteries and also a strong predictor of
adverse coronary events.


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