Serum endocan level and diastolic functions in the case of lead exposure

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KARA H., Karakulak U. N. , Gunduzoz M., BAL C., Alisik M., Buyuksekerci M., ...More

Turkish journal of medical sciences, vol.49, no.1, pp.66-73, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1801-146
  • Title of Journal : Turkish journal of medical sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-73


Background/aim: Lead can cause morphological and functional changes in heart, and inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in vasculature. Endocan, as a novel indicator of endothelial dysfunction, has been used for cardiovascular diseases. This study investigated the relationship between lead exposure, endocan levels, and diastolic functions.