Endothelial function in patients with familial Mediterranean fever-related amyloidosis and association with cardiovascular events

Yilmaz M. I. , Demirkaya E., Acikel C., Saldir M., Akar S., Cayci T., ...Daha Fazla

RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.53, sa.11, ss.2002-2008, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/rheumatology/keu231
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2002-2008


Objectives. Secondary amyloidosis is the most important complication of FMF and endothelial function is more severely impaired. Elevated asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA) may mediate the excess cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk of this group. We aimed to compare endothelial function characteristics, including ADMA, in patients with FMF-related amyloidosis and primary glomerulopathies and to define risk factors for a CVD event.