What does a crease on earlobe mean?

The ear lobe crease (ELC) has been defined as a deep wrinkle that extends backwards from the tragus to the auricle. It has been proposed that ELC is a predictor of coronary artery disease (CAD). In this review, we consider the possible association between ELC and CAD.

What does an earlobe crease look like?

Earlobes that contain a diagonal crease across the middle may be a sign of coronary heart disease. This has been dubbed Frank’s sign and occurs when tissue that surrounds the blood vessels breaks down around the ears and heart.

What causes earlobe creases?

– higher SBP levels ( systolic blood pressure) – higher percentages of hypertension – higher glucose levels – lower creatinine clearance levels – higher initial and peak troponin levels – lower hemoglobin levels – lower LVEF ( left ventricular ejection fraction) – higher Gensini scores ( scoring system for determining the severity of coronary heart disease)

Is an ear lobe crease a sign of heart disease?

More than 30 studies over the past few decades have examined the question of whether an earlobe crease is a sign of heart disease, suggests cholesterol deposits in arteries, or indicates a higher than normal risk of heart trouble. The crease in question runs diagonally across the earlobe. Some studies have found an association between earlobe creases and heart disease and some have not. A study often cited in support of the earlobe crease theory came from the University of Chicago and was

How to pierce your own ear lobe?

Place a dot on your ear where you want the piercing with a marker.

  • Hold ice against your ear to help numb the pain. Wrap a towel around 1-2 pieces of ice and hold it against the front of your ear.
  • Hold an eraser behind your ear to protect yourself.
  • Push the pin through the mark until it pokes out of the other side.