Carcinoembryonic antigen concentrations in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

  title={Carcinoembryonic antigen concentrations in patients with acute coronary syndrome.},
  author={Cristina Vassalle and Lorenza Pratali and Rudina Ndreu and Debora Battaglia and Maria Grazia Andreassi},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  volume={48 9},
BACKGROUND Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), one of the most widely used tumor markers, has been recently associated with carotid atherosclerosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether CEA concentrations have a role in coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS Serum CEA concentrations were evaluated in 89 patients, including 50 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (Group I, 44 with acute myocardial infarction, six with unstable angina, 38 males, 65 ± 2 years) and 39 patients with… CONTINUE READING