Plasma interleukin-6 levels are increased in coronary artery ectasia

Tokgozoglu L., Ergene O., Kinay W., Nazli C., Hascelik G., Hoscan Y.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.59, sa.5, ss.515-519, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 59 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2143/ac.59.5.2005226
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.515-519


Objective - Recent studies have suggested a cytokine-induced tissue inflammation in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms and it has been documented that circulating interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in these patients are increased. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a similar association also exists for patients with coronary ectasia, which may also be regarded as an abnormal dilatation of the arterial system.