Epicardial fat tissue thickness is correlated with diminished levels of co-enzyme Q10, a major antioxidant molecule among hemodialysis patients


MACUNLUOGLU B., ATAKAN A., ARI E., KAYA Y. , Kaspar C., Demir H. , ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, cilt.47, ss.1231-1234, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Objectives: Accelerated atherosclerosis is the major cause of mortality in patients on chronic maintenance hemodialysis (HD). Epicardial fat tissue (EFT) is a new risk factor in cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between plasma coenzyme Q10 levels (Co-Q10) which is a potent physiologic antioxidant and EFT thickness in HD patients.