Association of Serum Fetuin-A with Valvular Calcium Concentration in Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease


Cagli K., Basar N., Cagli K., Armutcu F., Aylak F., Yalcinkaya A., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE, cilt.19, sa.5, ss.636-643, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.636-643

Özet

Background and aim of the study: Fetuin-A is an acute-phase glycoprotein that inhibits ectopic calcification. The study aim was to assess serum fetuin-A levels in patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease (RMVD), and to evaluate the association of fetuin-A with the extent of mitral valve calcification, determined either echocardiographically or by the measurement of calcium and phosphorus concentrations in the resected valve tissues.