Association of Serum Fetuin-A with Valvular Calcium Concentration in Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease


CAGLI K., BASAR N., CAGLI K., Armutcu F. , Aylak F., YALCINKAYA A., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE, cilt.19, ss.636-643, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.636-643

Özet

Background and aim of the study: Fetuin-A is an acute-phase glycoprotein that inhibits ectopic calcification. The study aim was to assess serum fetuin-A levels in patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease (RMVD), and to evaluate the association of fetuin-A with the extent of mitral valve calcification, determined either echocardiographically or by the measurement of calcium and phosphorus concentrations in the resected valve tissues.