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., ...More

JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE, vol.19, no.5, pp.636-643, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.636-643

Abstract

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.