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Levels of circulating cardiac troponin I (cTnI) or T are correlated to extent of myocardial destruction after an acute myocardial infarction. Few studies analyzing this relation have employed a second-generation cTnI assay or cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) as the imaging end point. In this post hoc study of the Efficacy of FX06 in the Prevention of(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity are often present concomitantly. Their potential contribution to inflammation remains an ongoing debate. The objectives of this study were to investigate whether variables of sleep-disordered breathing are associated with levels of myeloid-related protein-8/14 (MRP-8/14) or C-reactive protein (CRP), and(More)
BACKGROUND Immediate reopening of the acutely occluded infarct-related artery via primary PCI is the preferred treatment in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, the sudden reinitiation of blood flow can lead to a local acute inflammatory response with further endothelial and myocardial damage, so-called reperfusion injury. The activation of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relative prognostic merits of C-reactive protein (CRP), cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) for prediction of all-cause death in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving haemodialysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective, controlled cohort study included 109(More)
BACKGROUND The cardiac troponins are biomarkers used for diagnosis of myocardial injury. They are also powerful prognostic markers in many diseases and settings. Recently introduced high-sensitivity assays indicate that chronic cardiac troponin elevations are common in response to cardiovascular (CV) morbidity. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) confers a high(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the ability of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) to predict functional recovery and left ventricular remodelling following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). DESIGN Post hoc study extending from randomised controlled trial. PATIENTS 132 patients with STEMI receiving pPCI. (More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) play a role in heart remodelling after acutemyocardial infarction (MI). Their activity is connected with outcome and heart failure development. There is little data on MMP and TIMP activity changes in the setting of ST elevation MI (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous(More)
The cardiac troponins are important cardiovascular biomarkers for myocardial necrosis and are measured in thousands of patients daily. In parallel with the widespread adoption of troponin testing for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction during the last two decades, the analytical sensitivity of assays has progressively improved, which has allowed the(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac troponins are the most sensitive and specific biochemical markers of myocardial injury and with the new high-sensitivity troponin methods very minor injuries of the heart muscle can be detected. The introduction of high-sensitivity assays has facilitated reference range adjustments and a revised cut-off point for myocardial infarction(More)