High serum bilirubin concentrations preserve coronary flow reserve and coronary microvascular functions


Gullu H., Erdogan D., Tok D., Topcu S., Caliskan M., Ulus T. , ...More

ARTERIOSCLEROSIS THROMBOSIS AND VASCULAR BIOLOGY, vol.25, no.11, pp.2289-2294, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/01.atv.0000185806.61430.7c
  • Title of Journal : ARTERIOSCLEROSIS THROMBOSIS AND VASCULAR BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2289-2294

Abstract

Background-Elevated serum bilirubin concentrations protect against atherosclerotic diseases; however, it is not clear whether higher serum bilirubin concentrations in physiological ranges work in favor of the cardiovascular system in younger persons with no cardiovascular risk factors. Accordingly, we investigated the effects of high, intermediate, and low serum bilirubin concentrations on coronary flow reserve (CFR).