Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae deoxyribonucleic acid in blood samples taken from coronary sinus after coronary angioplasty


Yetkin E., Yetkin G., Tandogan I., Kocabas N., Ileri M., Ozdemir R. , ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.90, no.2, pp.179-182, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0002-9149(02)02448-7
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-182

Abstract

Chlamydia pneumoniae deoxyribonucleic acid was not found in blood samples (0%) taken from the coronary sinus immediately before coronary angioplasty, but C. pneumoniae deoxyribonucleic acid was detected in 4 of 14 patients' blood samples (29%) taken after coronary angioplasty. This finding suggests that coronary angioplasty can cause C. pneumoniae bacteremia.