Vol 60, No 3 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Homocysteine and progression of coronary artery disease

Elżbieta Skibińska, Robert Sawicki, Anna Lewczuk, Jolanta Prokop, Włodzimierz Musiał, Irina Kowalska, Barbara Mroczko
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(3):202-205.
Vol 60, No 3 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: Hyperhomocysteinemia is one of the newly recognised risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD). The role of hyperhomocysteinemia in the development of atherosclerosis has been controversial.
Aim: To assess homocysteine (Hcy) plasma concentration in patients with CAD and to correlate Hcy level with some cardiovascular risk factors.
Methods: The study group consisted of 150 males aged 11.21 µmol/L (median value) a lower level of folic acid and vitamin B12 as well as reduced ejection fraction and glomerular filtration rate were found when compared to patients with Hcy level

Abstract

Background: Hyperhomocysteinemia is one of the newly recognised risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD). The role of hyperhomocysteinemia in the development of atherosclerosis has been controversial.
Aim: To assess homocysteine (Hcy) plasma concentration in patients with CAD and to correlate Hcy level with some cardiovascular risk factors.
Methods: The study group consisted of 150 males aged 11.21 µmol/L (median value) a lower level of folic acid and vitamin B12 as well as reduced ejection fraction and glomerular filtration rate were found when compared to patients with Hcy level
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Keywords

homocysteine - diabetes - coronary artery disease - atherosclerosis

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Title

Homocysteine and progression of coronary artery disease

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 3 (2004)

Pages

202-205

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(3):202-205.

Keywords

homocysteine - diabetes - coronary artery disease - atherosclerosis

Authors

Elżbieta Skibińska
Robert Sawicki
Anna Lewczuk
Jolanta Prokop
Włodzimierz Musiał
Irina Kowalska
Barbara Mroczko

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