Endothelial dysfunction in Turkish patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Senturk O., Kocaman O., HÜLAGÜ S., ŞAHİN T., Aygun C., Konduk T., ...More

INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL, vol.38, no.3, pp.183-189, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01481.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-189
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The components of the metabolic syndrome are closely related with endothelial dysfunction, which is a pathophysiological issue of cardiovascular diseases. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered as one of the components of the metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the endothelial-dependent dilatation (EDD) and endothelial-independent dilatation (EID) of the brachial artery in NAFLD.