Usability of Achilles tendon strain elastography for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease

AbstractPurposeThere are close relationships between major coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors and Achilles tendon thickness (AT-T) and AT strain ratio (AT-SR). Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic importance of AT-T and AT-SR as obtained by ultrasonography (USG) and strain elastography (SE) for predicting CAD.Materials and methodsOne hundred and eighty-four patients scheduled to undergo coronary angiography were included in the study. Achilles tendon USG (B-mode and SE) and laboratory tests were performed on all patients. The patients were divided into two groups, i.e., patients with and without CAD.ResultsThe patients with CAD (72.8%) were more likely to be male, exhibited higher frequencies of diabetes mellitus (DM) and hyperlipidemia, exhibited higher levels of basal creatinine and glucose, and had higher AT-T and AT-SR values (p 
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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