ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.31, no.1, pp.149-153, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
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ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Isolated coronary artery ectasia, atherosclerosis, vascular remodelling, hypertension, Urotensin II, atherosclerotic risk factors, GROWTH-FACTOR, DISEASE, EXPRESSION
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
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.