Increased YKL-40 levels in patients with isolated coronary artery ectasia: an observational study


ERDOĞAN T. , KOCAMAN S. A. , Cetin M. , DURAKOĞLUGİL M. E. , Kirbas A., CANGA A., ...More

ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.13, no.5, pp.465-470, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2013.145
  • Title of Journal : ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.465-470

Abstract

Objective: YKL-40, a new biomarker of localized inflammation, is secreted by macrophages within the atherosclerotic plaques. Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is a clinical entity with unclear etiopathogenesis. Some studies have revealed that CAE may be a form of atherosclerosis that has more localized and intense inflammatory properties than atherosclerosis. The goal of this study was to investigate YKL-40 and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in patients with isolated CAE compared to patients with normal coronary arteries (NCA) and coronary artery disease (CAD).