Evaluation of the ambulatory arterial stiffness index in lead-exposed workers


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Karakulak U. N., Yilmaz O. H., TUTKUN E., Ates I., Bal C., Gunduzoz M.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.18, no.1, pp.10-14, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/anatoljcardiol.2017.7170
  • Journal Name: ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-14
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Lead exposure has been associated with various cardiovascular disorders. It may also cause increased inflammation and fibrosis in the arterial system resulting in an increase in arterial stiffness. In this study, the ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI), which is a technique that measures arterial stiffness, was evaluated in occupationally lead-exposed workers.