Association between serum gamma-glutamyltransferase levels and coronary microvascular function in hypertensive patients


Caliskan M., Erdogan D., Gullu H., Ciftci O., Yildirim I., Baycan S., ...More

JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, vol.25, no.12, pp.2497-2503, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/hjh.0b013e3282f05bf1
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2497-2503

Abstract

Objective Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease, and there is a strong association between serum GGT levels and most CV risk factors, including hypertension; however, the role of serum GGT level as an independent risk factor for target organ damage in hypertension remains controversial. Accordingly, we aimed to determine whether serum GGT level is independently and specifically associated with coronary flow reserve (CFR) impairment in hypertensive patients.