Carnitine levels in patients with chronic rheumatic heart disease


Narin F. , Narin N. , Andac H., Ergin A. , Coskun A., Ustdal M., ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, cilt.30, sa.8, ss.643-645, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0009-9120(97)00122-7
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.643-645

Özet

Objective: Carnitine, a small aminoacid derivative plays a major role in fatty acid oxidation. Myocardial carnitine deficiency may cause malfunction of the heart. Rheumatic valvular heart disease can be associated with myocardial dysfunction. We have investigated myocardial and plasma-free carnitine levels in patients with chronic rheumatic heart disease.