The relationship between serum vaspin levels and the degree of coronary involvement in patients with stable angina pectoris Stabil angina pektorisli hastalarda serum vaspin düzeyleri ile damar tutulum derecesi arasindaki ilişki

Bozaci I., Ozkan O., Ozkan A. A., Koldas M., Ozturk S.

Haseki Tip Bulteni, vol.58, no.2, pp.176-182, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/haseki.galenos.2020.5864
  • Journal Name: Haseki Tip Bulteni
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-182
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020 by The Medical Bulletin of İstanbul Haseki Training and Research Hospital The Medical Bulletin of Haseki published by Galenos Yayınevi.Aim: Vaspin is an insulin-sensitive adipokine secreted from visceral fat tissue, and belongs to the serine protease inhibitor family. The relationship between vaspin level and coronary artery disease is not known yet. We aimed to investigate the relationship between serum vaspin levels and degree of vessel involvement in coronary angiography in patients with stable angina pectoris. Methods: The patients were chosen from those who had coronary angiography with the diagnosis of stable angina pectoris. Patients with previously diagnosed chronic heart disease, chronic liver disease, renal failure, thyroid dysfunction and any systemic infectious or malignant disease, patients receiving immunosupressive treatment and those who did not give informed consent were excluded from the study. Serum vaspin measurements were performed using an East Biopharm enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) kit using the sandwich ELISA method. For determination of the severity of coronary lesions, the modified Gensini score was used. Results: Eighty-eight patients [34 female (38.6%) and 54 male (91.4%)] were included in the study. Vaspin levels were similar in male (1.17±1.54 ng/L) and female (1.09±1.23 ng/L) patients (p=0.46). There was no correlation between vaspin levels and the number of vessels involved (p=0.75). Vaspin levels were similar in diabetic and nondiabetic patients. Conclusion: Vaspin may not be a sensitive marker of the degree of vascular lesions in patients with stable angina pectoris. The underlying cause is probably lack of significant changes in inflammatory cascade and oxidative stress in the involved group of patients.