Intravenous iron therapy as a possible risk factor for atherosclerosis in end-stage renal disease


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Altok K., Guz G., Ozdemir H., Erten Y., Atalay V., Bicik Z., ...More

INTERNATIONAL HEART JOURNAL, vol.46, no.2, pp.255-264, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/ihj.46.255
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL HEART JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-264
  • Keywords: atherosclerosis, carotid intima media thickness, ferritin, iron, INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS, CAROTID ATHEROSCLEROSIS, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, OXIDATION, ARTERY, SUCROSE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Atherosclerosis is a disease of: the arterial wall, with increasing wall thickness representing all early event in the progression of the disease. It has been suggested that iron overload. as assessed by increased serum ferritin concentration, may be a risk factor for atherosclerosis.