Coronary Microvascular function, Peripheral Endothelial Function and Carotid IMT in beta-thalassemia minor


Gullu H., ÇALIŞKAN M. , Caliskan Z., Kanat Unler G., Ermisler E., Ciftci O., et al.

THROMBOSIS RESEARCH, cilt.131, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

Higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Thalassemia patients have been known. Potential mechanisms are enhanced platelet activation, LDL oxidation, macrophage activation, and increased nitric oxide destruction. We have investigated coronary flow reserve (CFR), brachial artery flow mediated dilation (FMD) and Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with Beta thalessemia minor (BTM).