Association of mitral annular calcification with endothelial dysfunction, carotid intima-media thickness and serum fetuin-A: an observational study


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Ziyrek M., Tayyareci Y., Yurdakul S., Sahin S. T. , Yildirimturk O., Aytekin S.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.13, no.8, pp.752-758, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2013.235
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.752-758

Abstract

Objective: Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is characterized by degenerative calcification of the mitral valve annulus. Atherosclerosis plays role in progression of MAC. Fetuin A is the inhibitor of pathological calcification. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between MAC and fetuin A with carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) and endothelial dysfunction.