A pilot study of the clinical relevance of the relationship between the serum level of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A and the degree of acute coronary syndrome.

@article{You2010APS,
  title={A pilot study of the clinical relevance of the relationship between the serum level of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A and the degree of acute coronary syndrome.},
  author={Liang-shun You and L Li and Feng Zhang and Qing-yan Xu and Jiangdong Ren},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={625-32}
}
Serum levels of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) were measured in 70 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), comprising 18 with unstable angina (UA), 37 with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and 15 with stable angina (SA); 15 healthy controls were also included. Levels of PAPP-A were significantly higher in the UA and AMI groups than in the SA and control groups. Levels of PAPP-A were… CONTINUE READING