Homocysteine And Serum- Lipide Levels In Pulmonary Thromboembolism. Ayşegül Karalezli, Ebru Şengül Parlak, Ayşegül Şentürk, H. Canan Hasanoğlu Turkısh Thoracıc Socıety 11 . Annual Congress 24.04.2008. Venous thromboembolism is a multifactorial disease.
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Homocysteine And Serum-Lipide Levels In Pulmonary Thromboembolism
Ayşegül Karalezli, Ebru Şengül Parlak, Ayşegül Şentürk,
H. Canan Hasanoğlu
Turkısh Thoracıc Socıety 11. Annual Congress
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between homocysteine levels and lipid profile in PTE patients
46 PTE patients with average age of 57.9±14.9 and 44 control patients with average age of 49.7±13.8 were enrolled to the study.
21 patient(%45.7) was male and 25 patient (%54.3) was female in the PTE group.
12 patient(%27.3) was male and 32 patient(%72.7) was female in the control group.
In two groups
p<0.05 was accepted as statistically significant value
Homocysteine levels were found high in 33 patients (%71.7) in PTE group (N:5-14 mmol/l)
Homocysteine levels were found high in 15 patients (%34.1) in control group
HDL cholesterol was found low in 18 patients (%39.1) in PTE group
HDL cholesterol was found low in 6 patients (%13.6) in control group
The mean HDL cholesterol level was 35.45 ± 11.26 in 33 PTE patient whose homocysteine levels were high (N:35-60)
The mean HDL cholesterol level was 44.23 ± 13.98 in 14 PTE patients whose homocysteine levels were low.
Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for vasculer diseases, venous thromboembolism and coranary artery diseases.
MTHFR has a role at methylationof homosistein to methionine .
A decrease at the level of MTHFR levels cause to hyperhomocysteinemia.
Dyslipidemiaand dyslipoproteinemiaare well known risk factors of arterial thrombosis.
There are studies which support effect of high cholesterol levels to the development of PTE.
It has been considered that HDL avoids PTE and low HDL level is a risk factor for PTE.
It is considered that low HDL cholesterol levels can be a risk factor for VTE and the risk can increase when low HDL levels are togather with high homosistein levels.
New studies are needed in this topic.