Do the Different Types of Pulmonary Hypertension Cause the Same Effect on Right Heart and Serum Asymmetrical Dimethylarginine Levels in Female Patients?

Tacoy G., Baser H. D., Cengel A., Baser K., Kus O., Tuncel A. F., ...More

WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.69, no.1, pp.26-31, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.7727/wimj.2015.319
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-31
  • Keywords: Asymmetric dimethylarginine, echocardiography, pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary venous hypertension, right-ventricular fractional area change, Tei index, tricuspid annuler plane systolic excursion, NITRIC-OXIDE, ENDOTHELIUM, GUIDELINES, INHIBITOR, SECONDARY, ARGININE, FAILURE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Right-heart function is a major determinant of clinical outcome in patients with elevated pulmonary artery pressure due to pulmonary venous hypertension (PVH) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase. This study aimed to evaluate if different types of pulmonary hypertension (PH) would cause the same effect on right-heart functions and serum ADMA levels in female patients.