Effects of Allopurinol on Coronary Microvascular and Left Ventricular Function in Patients With Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy


Erdogan D., Tayyar S., UYSAL B. A. , Icli A., KARABACAK M., Ozaydin M., ...More

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.28, no.6, pp.721-727, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cjca.2012.04.005
  • Journal Name: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.721-727

Abstract

Background: Uric acid (UA) is an independent marker of mortality and associated with increased oxidative stress in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The present study aimed to investigate the effect of allopurinol on left ventricular (LV) function and coronary microvascular integrity in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC).