Gökhan Alıcı, Birol Özkan, Göksel Açar, Mustafa Bulut, Müslüm Şahi̇n, Bilal Boztosun, Ali Metin Esen

Keywords: Coronary Artery Disease, Pulse Pressure, Coronary Angiography.


Objective: Pulse pressure (PP) is a significant marker of cardiovascular morbidity.We investigated the relation between aortic PP and the presence and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography (CAG). Patients and Method: The study group consisted of 550 patients (363 men, 187 women).We evaluated patients in two different groups, PP < 60 mmHg and ? 60 mmHg. Results: In univariate analysis gender and presence of hyperlipidemia showed no statistically significant differences between both groups. However, the ratio of patients having diabetes mellitus, hypertension or smoking were significantly higher in ? 60 mmHg PP group. The mean age was 55.2 ±11.9 in < 60 mmHg PP group and 61.3±9.3 in the other group (p