Ischemia-modified albumin levels in professional male soccer players before and after training

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Duman C., Çolak T. , Bamaç B. , Göker I., Çolak S. , Özbek A.

MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.26, pp.21-24, 2013 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5472/mmj.2012.02495.1
  • Title of Journal : MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-24


Objectives: The ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) test is a promising indicator of myocardial ischemia in the early diagnosis of the acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Recent studies examining alterations in IMA levels caused by myocardial ischemia that develops during exercise have shown contradictory results. There has been an increase in severe exercise-related cardiac events in football. We therefore, assessed IMA levels before and after exercise in professional soccer players in order to examine the effect of the exercise on IMA levels.