The Relationship Between Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Levels and Coronary Plaque Burdens and Plaque Structures in Young Adults With Coronary Atherosclerosis

Celik O., Cakmak H. A. , Satilmis S., Gungor B., Akin F., Ozturk D., ...More

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, vol.37, no.9, pp.552-557, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/clc.22307
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.552-557


Background: Elevated gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) levels have been demonstrated to be associated with poor prognoses in patients with coronary artery disease. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a noninvasive imaging modality that may differentiate the structure of coronary plaques. Elevated plaque burdens and noncalcified plaques, detected by CCTA, are important predictors of atherosclerosis in young adults.