Higher serum gamma-glutamyltransferase levels are independently associated with impaired coronary microvascular function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy

Caliskan M., Erdogan D., Gullu H., Muderrisoglu H.

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, cilt.201, sa.1, ss.163-167, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 201 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2008.01.010
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.163-167


Background: Patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) have impaired coronary flow reserve (CFR) and reduced CFR has been reported to be a poor prognostic indicator and independent predictor of subsequent cardiac events in patients with IDC. Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Therefore, we aimed to determine whether serum GGT level is associated with CFR impairment in patients with IDC.