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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/hjh.0b013e3282f05bf1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION
  • 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.