ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION MARKERS IN LOW CARDIOVASCULAR RISK INDIVIDUALS: COMPARISON OF MALES AND FEMALES


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Gungor Z. B. , Sipahioglu N. , Sonmez H. , Ekmekci H., Toprak S., Ayaz G., ...More

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.36, pp.62-72, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jomb-2016-0030
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-72
  • Keywords: low cardiovascular (CV) risk, endothelial dysfunction, flow mediated dilatation (FMD), gender, oxidized LDL (ox-LDL), FLOW-MEDIATED DILATION, DISEASE

Abstract

Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) account for approximately 50% of the total deaths in Turkey. Most of them are related with atherosclerotic coronary heart disease. Predictive value of endothelial dysfunction markers related with the earliest stage of atherosclerosis has been getting more attention. We hypothesized that differences in endothelial dysfunction biochemical markers among genders would aid to capture proatherogenic activity that was not diagnosed by conventional risk assessment scoring systems.