Relation of plasma homocysteine levels to intracoronary thrombus and in unstable angina pectoris and in non-Q-wave acute myocardial infarction


Bozkurt E., Erol M., Keles S., Acikel M., Yilmaz M. , Gurlertop Y.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.90, no.4, pp.413-416, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0002-9149(02)02500-6
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.413-416

Abstract

We investigated the possible relation between admission plasma homocysteine concentration and intracoronary thrombosis in 243 consecutive patients with unstable angina pectoris (UAP) and non-Q-wave acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Our results indicated that elevated plasma homocysteine concentrations are associated with an increased intracoronary thrombus burden in patients with UAP and non-Q-wave AMI.