Vascular versus myocardial dysfunction in acute coronary syndrome: Are the adhesion molecules as powerful as NT-proBNP for long-term risk stratification?

Peter A. Kavsak, Dennis T. Ko, Alice M. Newman, Viliam Lustig, Glenn E. Palomaki, Andrew R. MacRae, Allan S. Jaffe

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine if elevations of adhesion molecules in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are useful for risk stratification. Design and methods: A cell adhesion array (Randox Ltd.) and NT-proBNP were measured in 216 ACS patients. Results: Kaplan-Meier and Cox models indicate early elevations of NT-proBNP but not the adhesion molecules are predictive of future death/myocardial infarction. Discussion: Elevations of adhesion molecules early after pain onset in ACS are not useful for long-term risk stratification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-439
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Biochemistry
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • ACS
  • Cell adhesion
  • Death
  • MI
  • NT-proBNP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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