Background:Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(NAFLD) is increasing in Iranian population. The aim of this study was the investigation of association between
nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) in
patients with angina pectoris. Methods: 82 patients with confirmed CAD by coronary angiography and 82 individuals with normal coronary
angiography, as the control group, were selected. Hepatic ultrasound scanning
was performed in all the subjects to determinate the NAFLD. Data were analyzed
by SPSS software and independent T-test and Chi-square tests. Results: Findings gathered from the patients
with angina pectoris showed that the prevalence of NAFLD in CAD patients was higher than the control group. Grade of fatty
liver and the portal vein size in CAD patients were significantly more than the control group. Conclusion: NAFLD is a risk factor of CAD in the
angina pectoris patients. Increase in the
prevalence of NAFLD can lead to the increase in cardiovascular diseases.
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