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The role of oxidative stress in heart diseases [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2005; 33(8): 488-492

The role of oxidative stress in heart diseases

Günnur Demircan1, Emine Dıraman1, Sabri Demircan2
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Toxic effects associated with the production of significant amounts free oxygen radicals at the cellular level are eliminated by the antioxidant defense system within the body. Oxidative stress which arises from insufficiency or failure of this defense system plays an important role in aging and pathogenesis of many diseases. This article revisits the role of oxidative stress in the formation and progression of many heart diseases such as endothelial dysfunction, atherosclerosis, hypertension, heart failure, and reperfusion injury.

Keywords: Free radicals; heart diseases/etiology/metabolism; oxidative stress

How to cite this article
Günnur Demircan, Emine Dıraman, Sabri Demircan. The role of oxidative stress in heart diseases. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2005; 33(8): 488-492
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