The cardiovascular effects of premature ovarian failure

YORGUN H., Tokgozoglu L., CANPOLAT U., Gurses K. M., BOZDAĞ G., Yapici Z., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.168, no.1, pp.506-510, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 168 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.09.197
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.506-510
  • Keywords: Premature ovarian failure, Flow mediated vasodilatation, Endothelial progenitor cells, Diastolic function, Carotid intima-media thickness, ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS, VENTRICULAR DIASTOLIC FUNCTION, FLOW-MEDIATED DILATION, BRACHIAL-ARTERY, POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN, TASK-FORCE, DYSFUNCTION, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, ESTROGEN, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Previous studies have shown that cardiovascular risk is increased in premature ovarian failure (POF). To determine the effects of POF on different parameters of cardiovascular health, we investigated the relationship between POF and circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPC), endothelial function, carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) and left ventricular diastolic function.