Increased gamma-glutamyl transferase levels predict early mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism

ZORLU A., YÜCEL H., Bektasoglu G., Turkdogan K. A., Eryigit U., Sarikaya S., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.30, no.6, pp.908-915, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Increased gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) level is associated with increased oxidative stress, all-cause mortality, the development of cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome. However, its role in acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between GGT and early mortality in patients with acute PE.