ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.235, no.2, pp.289-294, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Apelin, Angiogenesis, Collateral circulation, Coronary artery disease, ORPHAN RECEPTOR APJ, ARTERY OCCLUSION, ENDOTHELIAL-CELLS, BLOOD-VESSELS, STABLE ANGINA, NITRIC-OXIDE, DISEASE, ISCHEMIA, LIGAND, DETERMINANTS
Gazi University Affiliated:
Objective: Coronary collaterals play a crucial role during an acute ischemic attack. Angiogenesis has an important role in the formation of coronary collateral vessels. Previously, it was shown that apelin is a potential angiogenetic factor. Thus, we aimed to investigate relationship between plasma apelin levels and coronary collateral circulation in patients with stable coronary artery disease.