Evaluation of Insulin Resistance in Normoglycemic Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Deveci E., Yesil M., AKINCI B., Yesil S., Postaci N., Arikan E., ...More

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, vol.32, no.1, pp.32-36, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/clc.20379
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-36
  • Keywords: hyperinsulinemia, homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance index, cardiovascular, inflammation, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, HOMEOSTASIS MODEL ASSESSMENT, ELDERLY-MEN, METABOLIC SYNDROME, RISK, HYPERINSULINEMIA, SENSITIVITY, ASSOCIATION, DEFINITION, GLUCOSE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Insulin resistance is clearly associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) in diabetics. Insulin resistance may also be present in normoglycemic individuals, and some of these patients can be diagnosed as having metabolic syndrome (MS) according to various definitions. However, the relationship between hyperinsulinemia and CAD is obscure in normoglycemic individuals, especially in patients who do not meet the criteria for MS.