Relationship between L-arginine/asymmetric dimethylarginine, homocysteine, folic acid, vitamin B levels, and coronary artery ectasia

Koc F., Ardic I. , Erdem S., KALAY N. , Ozbek K., Yarlioglues M., ...More

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, vol.21, no.8, pp.445-449, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mca.0b013e32833fd22b
  • Title of Journal : CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.445-449


Background Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is characterized by an abnormal dilatation of the coronary arteries. The ratio of L-arginine/asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and homocysteine are important factors for endothelial function. In this study, we investigate the ratio of L-arginine/ADMA, homocysteine, and folic acid/vitamin B levels in patients with CAE.