Plasma interleukin-6 levels are increased in coronary artery ectasia.

  title={Plasma interleukin-6 levels are increased in coronary artery ectasia.},
  author={Lale Tokgozoğlu and Oktay Ergene and Ozan Kinay and Cem Nazli and G{\"u}lşen Hasçelik and Yeşim Hoşcan},
  journal={Acta cardiologica},
  volume={59 5},
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. METHODS AND RESULTS The study group was composed of 43 patients… CONTINUE READING


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