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, vol.201, no.1, pp.163-167, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 201 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2008.01.010
  • Title of Journal : ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-167

Abstract

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.