The Association of Plasma Apelin Levels with Plaque Vulnerability


Keskin K., Yildiz S. S. , Cetinkal G., Kilci H., Caliskan N., Keskin E. , ...More

MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL, vol.53, no.3, pp.267-271, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/semb.2018.25582
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-271

Abstract

Objectives: Apelin is a recently discovered peptide that is expressed in many tissues particularly in the cardiovascular system and exerts several actions, most of which are vasodilatory and positive inotropic effects. Based on this, an apelin deficiency is believed to play a significant role in the development of hypertension and heart failure. However, the association of apelin with the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and especially plaque vulnerability remains unestablished. Thus, to contribute to the literature, in this study, we sought to determine the association of apelin concerning plaque vulnerability in the setting of the acute coronary syndrome.