Effect of dobutamine stress echocardiography on serum heart fatty acid binding protein levels

AKINCI S., Balcioglu A. S. , TAÇOY G. , Tavil Y., Guslbahar Ö. , Ozdemir M.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.72, no.2, pp.161-166, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015385.2017.1291181
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-166


Objective Heart fatty acid binding protein (HFABP) is a low-molecular-weight free protein that is abundant in the intracytoplasmic space of myocytes. Due to its unique features, serum HFABP levels may increase in myocardial ischaemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of myocardial ischaemia induced by dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) on serum HFABP levels.