Gamma glutamyltransferase, inflammation and cardiovascular risk factors in isolated coronary artery ectasia


DOGAN A., ARSLAN A., YUCEL H., AKSOY F., ICLI A., Ozaydin M., ...More

REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CARDIOLOGIA, vol.35, no.1, pp.33-39, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.repc.2015.05.009
  • Journal Name: REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CARDIOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-39
  • Keywords: Coronary ectasia, Risk factors, Inflammation, Gamma glutamyltransferase, MEAN PLATELET VOLUME, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, GLUTAMYL-TRANSFERASE, HEART-DISEASE, ASSOCIATION, PREVALENCE, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, MORTALITY, SEVERITY, MARKERS

Abstract

introduction and Objective: There are conflicting data on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in coronary artery ectasia (CAE). It is unclear whether CAE is associated with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT). We there-fore investigated major cardiovascular risk factors, serum GGT and hs-CRP levels in a large population of patients with CAE.