Tina Svenstrup Poulsen

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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is frequent in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients due to accelerated atherosclerosis. Plasma osteoprotegerin (OPG) has evolved as a biomarker for CVD. We examined the relationship between plasma OPG levels and different CVD manifestations in type 2 diabetes. METHODS Type 2 diabetes patients without known CVD referred(More)
BACKGROUND The classification of myocardial infarction into 5 types was introduced in 2007. The prognostic impact of this universal definition, with particular focus on type 2 myocardial infarction, has not been studied prospectively in unselected hospital patients. METHODS During a 1-year period, all hospitalized patients having cardiac troponin I(More)
BACKGROUND The classification of myocardial infarction into 5 types was introduced in 2007 as an important component of the universal definition. In contrast to the plaque rupture-related type 1 myocardial infarction, type 2 myocardial infarction is considered to be caused by an imbalance between demand and supply of oxygen in the myocardium. However, no(More)
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) is a putative plaque instability marker. In acute coronary syndromes, the disrupted culprit plaque contains abundant PAPP-A, and circulating PAPP-A levels predict clinical outcomes. Determinants of circulating PAPP-A levels, however, are not fully understood, and the potential role of concomitant heparin(More)
Microfibrillar-associated protein 4 (MFAP4) is located in the extracellular matrix (ECM). We sought to identify tissues with high levels of MFAP4 mRNA and MFAP4 protein expression. Moreover, we aimed to evaluate the significance of MFAP4 as a marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to correlate MFAP4 with other known ECM markers, such as fibulin-1,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence and importance of aspirin resistance in patients with an evolving acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by use of the Platelet Function Analyzer-100. INTRODUCTION Previous studies have demonstrated the existence of aspirin resistance, but the clinical relevance of the phenomenon remains to be clarified. If aspirin resistant(More)
PURPOSE The biomarker Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of OPG in healthy subjects and in patients with suspected angina pectoris (AP). METHODS A total of 1805 persons were enrolled: 1152 healthy subjects and 493 patients with suspected AP. For(More)
INTRODUCTION The Clopidogrel in Unstable Angina to Prevent Recurrent Events (CURE) study showed that patients with unstable angina pectoris (UAP) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) benefit from combined therapy with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and clopidogrel. However, only patients entering clinical randomized trials were studied. We sought(More)
Sudden strenuous exercise increases the risk of ischemic cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease. The exact mechanism behind this observation is unknown, but platelet activation induced by exercise may be of importance. We hypothesized that brief strenuous exercise would activate platelets in healthy men, assessed by the Platelet Function(More)
AIM To investigate whether aspirin resistance is a persistent condition, and to evaluate if aspirin resistance affects one-year clinical outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS Previously we studied 298 patients admitted to hospital with symptoms suggestive of an acute myocardial infarction (MI) despite treatment with aspirin, and 70 patients (23.5%) were aspirin(More)