Relationship between Leukocyte and Subtype Counts, Low-Grade Inflammation and Slow Coronary Flow Phenomenon in Patients with Angiographically Normal Coronary Arteries


Canga A., Kocaman S. A. , Cetin M. , Cetin M., Durakoglugil E., ERDOĞAN T. , ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, vol.28, no.4, pp.306-314, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-314

Abstract

Background: Slow coronary flow (SCF) is an angiographic finding characterized by delayed opacification of epicardial coronary arteries in the absence of obstructive coronary disease. Leukocytes and low-grade inflammation play a major role in atherosclerotic vascular processes and may be important in other coronary pathologies. Therefore, we aimed to investigate whether there is a positive correlation between leukocyte counts, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and SCF determined by frame rates.