Do trace elements play a role in the development of acute coronary syndromes?

Gemici K., Agaogullary N., Cordan J., Baran Y., Yesilbursa D., Gullulu S., ...More

TRACE ELEMENTS AND ELECTROLYTES, vol.15, no.3, pp.151-154, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-154
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


It has been suggested that some trace elements and acute-phase reactants may play an important role in acute coronary syndromes. The results of epidemiological, experimental, and clinical studies are contradictory. In this study, we have measured serum levels of iron, copper, zinc, ferritin: transferrin, and ceruloplasmin in 20 patients with acute myocardial infarction, 19 patients with unstable angina pectoris, and 19 patients with stable coronary artery disease. The results showed that some trace elements and the relevant acute-phase reactants may be risk factors in the development of acute coronary syndromes.