THE RELATIONSHIPS OF ISOLATED CORONARY ARTERY ECTASIA WITH UROTENSIN 2 LEVELS, HYPERTENSION AND OTHER ATHEROSCLEROTIC RISK FACTORS


Satiroglu O. , UYDU H. A. , DURAKOGLUGIL M. E. , DEMIR A. , KARADAG Z., Bostan M.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.31, no.1, pp.149-153, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-153

Abstract

Aims: Isolated coronary artery ectasia (ICAE) is characterized with ectasia of the coronary arteries due to inflammation, atherosclerosis and positive vascular remodelling without concomitant stenosis. Urotensin II (UII) is an important vascular peptide which has influence on vascular remodelling in addition to potent vasoconstrictor effect. We investigated UII levels, hypertension, and other atherosclerotic risk factors in patients with ICAE.