ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.13, no.1, pp.39-44, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Slow coronary flow, soluble CD40, C-reactive protein, coronary angiography, regression analysis, HUMAN VASCULAR CELLS, ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION, OXIDATIVE STRESS, ANGINA-PECTORIS, HUMAN MONOCYTES, ARTERY FLOW, SYNDROME-X, EXPRESSION, LIGAND, ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Objective: Slow coronary flow (SCF) is an angiographic finding characterized with delayed opacification of epicardial coronary arteries without obstructive coronary disease. CD40/CD40 ligand (CD40L) signaling seems closely related to atherosclerosis due to increased inflammation and prothrombotic state. We investigated whether soluble CD40 (sCD40), an indirect marker of CD40/CD40L dyad, is related to SCF.