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, cilt.31, sa.1, ss.149-153, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.149-153

Özet

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.