Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae deoxyribonucleic acid in blood samples taken from coronary sinus after coronary angioplasty


Yetkin E., Yetkin G., Tandogan I., Kocabas N., Ileri M., Ozdemir R., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.90, no.2, pp.179-182, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0002-9149(02)02448-7
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-182
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Chlamydia pneumoniae deoxyribonucleic acid was not found in blood samples (0%) taken from the coronary sinus immediately before coronary angioplasty, but C. pneumoniae deoxyribonucleic acid was detected in 4 of 14 patients' blood samples (29%) taken after coronary angioplasty. This finding suggests that coronary angioplasty can cause C. pneumoniae bacteremia.