Resistin and cardiovascular disease
Elena Parreño1*, Clara Palomares2, Mariana Martínez2, Raúl Ballester3, Luz Martínez4 and Aisa Fornovi5
1Department of Cardiology, Hospital de la Vega Lorenzo Guirao, Cieza, Spain
2Department of Cardiology, Hospital Comarcal del Noroeste, Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain
3Department of Cardiology, Hospital Virgen del Castillo, Yecla, Spain
4Department of Cardiology, Hospital Rafael Méndez, Spain
5Department of Cardiology, Hospital Vega Baja, Orhiuela, Spain
Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis
Different studies have suggested the involvement of resistin in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure and cerebrovascular disease. Different articles were retrieved by searching the following databases: PubMed, Embase, Ovid Medline.
Based on our results, we conclude that serum resistin concentration is involved in the pathogenesis of arteriosclerosis. In addition, serum resistin levels are increased in patients with hypertension, coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease, and are related to the development and worsening of heart failure.
Resistin, Cardiovascular disease
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