ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The impact of the apelinergic system in coronary collateral formation
İbrahim Özsoyler1, Haci Ali Uçak1, Tolga Onur Badak1, Ahmet Çakallıoğlu1, Muhammet Bayraktar2, Ahmet Süha Arslan1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Health Sciences University, Adana Şehir Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Türkiye
2Department of Public Health, Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University Faculty of Medicine, Niğde, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2023.24422
Background: This study aims to examine the relationship between the development of coronary collateral circulation and serum elabela levels.

Methods: Between January 2020 and December 2021, a total of 50 control individuals (29 males, 21 females; mean age: 63.2±10.0 years; range, 52 to 73 years) with no significant coronary artery disease as confirmed by angiography (Group 1) and 100 patients (55 males, 45 females; mean age: 66.6±9.6 years; range, 56 to 75 years) with coronary artery disease were included. The patients were further divided into two equal groups according to the Rentrop classification as poor (Group 2) and good coronary collateral circulation (Group 3). All groups were compared in terms of several parameters, particularly serum elabela levels.

Results: Serum elabela levels were found to be statistically higher in the group with good collateral than the other groups (p<0.05). Low serum elabela levels increased the risk of developing weak collaterals by 2.43 times.

Conclusion: The elabela protein is directly related to good collateral development and can be considered a potential agent for treatment.

Keywords : Apelinergic system, coronary artery disease, coronary collateral, elabela
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