Diagonal ear-lobe crease is associated with carotid intima-media thickness in subjects free of clinical cardiovascular disease.

@article{elik2007DiagonalEC,
  title={Diagonal ear-lobe crease is associated with carotid intima-media thickness in subjects free of clinical cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Ş{\"u}kr{\"u} Çelik and Turan Erdoğan and Omer Gedikli and Abdulkadir Kiriş and Cihangir Erem},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2007},
  volume={192 2},
  pages={428-31}
}
BACKGROUND The diagonal ear-lobe crease (ELC) has been suggested as a simple marker of cardiovascular disease in the general population. There is no knowledge concerning the relation between carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), an index of subclinical atherosclerosis, and diagonal ELC. The aim of our study was to assess this relation. METHODS AND RESULTS The study population was prospectively selected from apparently healthy subjects. Sixty-five consecutive subjects with ELC and 65 age- and… CONTINUE READING