Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2005 , Vol 14 , Issue 1
THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGH-SENSITIVITY C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (HSCRP) FOR DIAGNOSIS IN PERIPHERAL VASCULER DISEASE
Kemal AYALP1, Murat AKSOY1, Kürşat SERİN1, Yılmaz BAŞAR1, Nihal SALMAYENLİ2, Ahmet SİVAS2, Fatih Ata GENÇ1
1İstanbul Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
2İstanbul Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Klinik Biyokimya Bilim Dalı, İstanbul
It"s known that elevated levels of high sensivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is related with systemic inflammation. It"s also determined that the elevated levels of hs-CRP should be a marker of myocardial infarction (MI), stroke and peripheral vascular disease (PVD).

This study includes 75 PVD patients admitted to Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Unit. The aim of the study is to determine the role of hs-CRP with or without lipid levels in determining the risk of PVD.

The average levels of hs-CRP was found significantly higher in patients group than the control group (p<0.0001). The levels of total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol was found lower in patients group (p<0.001, p<0.008). No corelation was determined between levels of hs-CRP and lipid levels. (Turkish J Vasc Surg 2005;14(1):25-28). Keywords : Peripheral Vascular Disease, aterosclerosis, hs-CRP, lipid levels

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