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Table 1 Exclusion criteria of the study cohort

From: Coronary tortuosity relation with carotid intima-media thickness, coronary artery disease risk factors, and diastolic dysfunction: is it a marker of early atherosclerosis?

Patients were excluded if they had any of the following:
Significant CAD (≥ 50% diameter stenosis) in coronary angiography
Acute coronary syndromes
History of coronary artery revascularization (CABG or PCI)
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Permanent pacemakers
Persistent arrhythmias
Significant valvular disease
Uncontrolled hypertension
Chronic kidney disease
Severe chronic lung disease
Severe anemia
  1. CAD coronary artery disease, CABG coronary artery bypass grafting, PCI percutaneous coronary intervention