Assessment of serum hepcidin levels in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction

Altun B., ALTUN M., Acar G., KILINÇ M., Tasolar H., Kucuk A., ...More

ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.14, no.6, pp.515-518, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Hepcidin is an acute-phase reactant produced in the liver displaying intrinsic antimicrobial activity. There are few studies about hepcidin considered to be acute and chronic inflammatory marker in acute coronary syndromes patients. We investigated in our study whether the level of hepcidin has increased in the acute phase of non-ST elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI) known as acute inflammatory aggravation of chronic atherosclerotic process.