Increased aortic intima-media thickness may be used to detect macrovascular complications in adult type II diabetes mellitus patients

KOÇ A. F. , Sumbul H. E.

CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND, cilt.16, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Carotid intima media thickness (C-IMT) and aortic IMT (A-IMT) increase in adult and pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), respectively. In both age groups IMT is used for early detection of macrovascular complications. In adult DM patients, A-IMT is still not a routine examination and is not used frequently. We aimed to determine whether there is an increase in A-IMT values measured from abdominal aorta besides traditional CIMT in patients with type II DM and to determine parameters closely related to A-IMT in the same patient group.