Association of serum total bilirubin level with severity of coronary atherosclerosis is linked to systemic inflammation

Akboga M. K. , CANPOLAT U., Sahinarslan A., Alsancak Y., Nurkoc S., Aras D., ...Daha Fazla

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, cilt.240, sa.1, ss.110-114, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Although cardiovascular protective action of bilirubin has been attributed to its antioxidant effect, there was scarce data regarding the anti-inflammatory properties. Herein, we aimed to assess the relationship between serum total bilirubin level and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in association with the direct inflammatory marker such as C-reactive protein (CRP), the other indirect markers included in inflammation process such as neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and red cell distribution width (RDW) in patients with stable CAD.