Noninvasive assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis in normotensive gravidae with gestational diabetes

ATAY A. E., Simsek H., Demir B., Sakar M. G., Kaya M. B., PASA S., ...More

HERZ, vol.39, no.5, pp.627-632, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-013-3874-3
  • Journal Name: HERZ
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.627-632
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT), hyperhomocysteinemia, microalbuminuria, and nitric oxide reflect subclinical atherosclerosis and predict the risk of future cardiovascular events. We aimed to evaluate the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction in normotensive patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) noninvasively.