Impaired coronary collateral vessel development in patients with metabolic syndrome

Turhan H., Yasar A., Erbay A., Yetkin E., Sasmaz H., Sabah I.

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, cilt.16, ss.281-285, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00019501-200508000-00004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.281-285


Background The development of coronary collateral vessels is the physiological response of myocardial tissue to hypoxia or ischemia, which results in an increase in blood supply to the tissue. However, a lack of collateral vessels or the presence of poor collateralization in some patients despite the presence of significant coronary stenosis or obstruction and evidence of myocardial ischemia suggest that some other factors may affect the development of collateral circulation. In the present study we aimed to evaluate coronary collateral circulation in patients with metabolic syndrome with advanced coronary artery disease and compare the results with those of patients without metabolic syndrome.