The use of a cytokine panel to define the long-term risk stratification of heart failure/death in patients presenting with chest pain to the emergency department

Peter A. Kavsak, Alice M. Newman, Dennis T. Ko, Andrew R. MacRae, Allan S Jaffe

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Objective: To determine if a cytokine panel could be informative regarding subsequent heart failure(HF)/death. Design and methods: In 216 subjects presenting with chest pain to an emergency department in 1996, EDTA plasma (- 70 °C) was thawed for IL-6, MCP-1, IL-10, VEGF, EGF measurement. Results: Subjects with any three cytokines elevated were at higher risk for HF/death compared to those with ≤ two cytokines elevated. Discussion: A cytokine panel might be useful for risk stratification for HF/death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-507
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Biochemistry
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Mar 2010



  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Cytokine panel
  • Heart failure
  • Risk stratification, ED

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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