Association between serum gamma-glutamyltransferase levels and coronary microvascular function in hypertensive patients


ÇALIŞKAN M. , Erdogan D., Güllü H., Çiftçi Ö., Yildirim İ., Baycan S., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, cilt.25, ss.2497-2503, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/hjh.0b013e3282f05bf1
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2497-2503

Özet

Objective Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease, and there is a strong association between serum GGT levels and most CV risk factors, including hypertension; however, the role of serum GGT level as an independent risk factor for target organ damage in hypertension remains controversial. Accordingly, we aimed to determine whether serum GGT level is independently and specifically associated with coronary flow reserve (CFR) impairment in hypertensive patients.