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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)
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)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Biomarkers predicting mortality and functional outcome in stroke may be clinically helpful in identification of patients likely to benefit from intervention. Activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM) is upregulated during neuroinflammation; we investigated whether ALCAM concentrations are associated with long-term mortality(More)
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