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HERDIN Record #: NCR-PHC-16062714273677 Submitted: 27 June 2016 Modified: 14 July 2016

Retinal arteriosclerosis, ear lobe crease, circulus senilis, arcus senilis, and forehead crease: bedside predictors of significant epicardial coronary artery disease in patients undergoing catheterization.

Ramon F. Abarquez

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To determine the association of retinal arteriosclerosis, ear lobe crease, arcus senilis, circulus senilis and forehead crease with the presence of coronary artery disease, a concomitant cohort study was done in 171 consecutive subjects who about to coronary arteriography. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that retinal arteriosclerosis was the only variable associated with coronary artery disease, odd ratio 1.61, p 0.03. Advanced retinal arteriosclerosis was shown to be present more in multivessel involvement while normal or mild retinal arteriosclerosis was seen more in subjects with insignificant coronary artery disease. Thus bedside fundoscopic retinal evaluation can predict significant coronary artery disease in patients about to undergo coronary arteriography.

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Journal Article, Original
Philippine Journal of Cardiology
Publication Date
October-December 1992
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