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, ss.163-167, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.