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. , ...Daha Fazla

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, cilt.28, sa.4, ss.306-314, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.306-314


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.