Relationship between plasma apelin level and coronary collateral circulation

Akboga M. K. , Akyel A., ŞAHİNARSLAN A. , Demirtas C. , Yayla C., Boyaci B. , ...More

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.235, no.2, pp.289-294, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 235 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2014.04.029
  • Title of Journal : ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-294


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.