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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-314
  • Keywords: Coronary angiography, Coronary artery disease, hsCRP, Leukocytes, Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction, TIMI frame count, Slow coronary flow, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, MONOCYTE COUNT, ANGINA-PECTORIS, RISK-FACTOR, DISEASE, PLASMA, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, ENDOTHELIN-1, MECHANISMS
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


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.