The Relationship between Plasma Homocysteine and Early Coronary Collateral Vessel Development after Acute Myocardial Infarction


Keles T., Durmaz T., Akar Bayram N., Akcay M., Yeter E., Ayhan H., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.39, no.2, pp.167-172, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-172

Abstract

Aim: Homocysteine is known to inhibit endothelial cell proliferation. which is a key event in angiogenesis. Factors responsible for the presence or absence of coronary collateral circulation are poorly understood. Therefore, in this study we investigated the effect of plasma homocysteine level on the early formation of angiographically visible collaterals after acute myocardial infarction.