Carotid artery intima-media thickness and erectile dysfunction in patients with metabolic syndrome

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Unal M., Aksoy D. Y., Aydin Y., Tanriover M., Berker D., Karakaya J., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.20, pp.884-888, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.889771
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.884-888
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Metabolic syndrome (MS) has become a pandemic in Turkey, as is the case globally. Increase in carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) and erectile dysfunction (ED) may be evident before the clinical signs of cardiovascular disease appear. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of increased CIMT and ED as markers of atherosclerotic disease in patients with MS.