Plasma interleukin-6 levels are increased in coronary artery ectasia

Tokgozoglu L., Ergene O., Kinay W., Nazli C., Hascelik G., Hoscan Y.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.59, no.5, pp.515-519, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.59.5.2005226
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-519
  • Keywords: interleukins, coronary, aneurysms, cardiovascular diseases, ABDOMINAL AORTIC-ANEURYSM, CLINICAL-SIGNIFICANCE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objective - Recent studies have suggested a cytokine-induced tissue inflammation in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms and it has been documented that circulating interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in these patients are increased. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a similar association also exists for patients with coronary ectasia, which may also be regarded as an abnormal dilatation of the arterial system.