[Activity of leukocyte elastase in coronary disease diagnosed by coronarography].


OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical usefulness of leukocyte elastase concentration for diagnosis of coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND Recent research has shown the important role elastase, a proteolytic enzyme released by neutrophils, in the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerotic disease. METHODS 95 patients underwent coronary angiography during… (More)


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