Is It Possible to Predict the Atherosclerosis in Aorta by the Patients Lipids Panel?

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Mehmet Ali YesiltasAyşim Büge OZ

Abstract

Background and Aim: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory event that characterized by stiffness and thickening of the vascular walls. In our daily practice, we assume the atherosclerotic potential of the patient by following the total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels (Lipids panel). We aimed to understand the relation between the HDL, LDL, cholesterol levels and the atherosclerosis in large vascular structures such as ascending aorta.Methods: We have searched for atherosclerosis in the aortic tissue samples with 48 patients. It is a study in which we examine the correlation of preoperative cholesterol values (HDL, LDL, triglyceride, total cholesterol) by dividing the patients into two groups according to the presence of plaque.Results: 43 males (89.6%), and 5 females (10.4%) patients between 39 and 81 years of age were included in the study. There was no statistically significant difference between the patients' preoperative cardiovascular risk assessments. The free T3 values were within the normal range with of all patients, however there was a difference that patients in the non-atherosclerosis group have lower values. There was no statistically significant difference between two groups' HDL, LDL, total chole...Continue Reading

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