Comparison of C-reactive protein levels inpatients with coronary artery ectasia versus patients with obstructive coronary artery disease


Turhan H., Erbay A., Yasar A., Balci M., Bicer A., Yetkin E.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.94, ss.1303-1306, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 94 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.07.120
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1303-1306

Özet

This study evaluated plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, a specific marker of inflammation, in 32 patients with isolated coronary artery ectasia (CAE) and compared the results with those of 32 patients with obstrucfive coronary artery disease without coronary artery ectasia and 30 subjects with angiographically normal coronary arteries. CRP levels were found to be significandy higher in patients with isolated CAE (p < 0.001), suggesting that more severe inflammation may be involved in the pathogenesis of CAE. (C) 2004 by Excerpta Medica, Inc.