Association between human cartilage glycoprotein 39 (YKL-40) and arterial stiffness in essential hypertension

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 05/30/2012

YKL–40 levels are elevated in essential hypertension subjects with an independent association between increasing YKL–40 levels and increasing arterial stiffness. The study suggests it played a positive role of YKL–40 in the progressing vascular complications in patients with essential hypertension.

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