Diagnostic implications of elevated levels of smooth-muscle myosin heavy-chain protein in acute aortic dissection. The smooth muscle myosin heavy chain study.

@article{Suzuki2000DiagnosticIO,
  title={Diagnostic implications of elevated levels of smooth-muscle myosin heavy-chain protein in acute aortic dissection. The smooth muscle myosin heavy chain study.},
  author={T. Suzuki and Hideki Katoh and Y Tsuchio and Akira Hasegawa and Manabu Kurabayashi and Akihiro Ohira and Katsuhiko Hiramori and Yasunari Sakomura and Hiroshi Kasanuki and Shingo Hori and Naoki Aikawa and Shosaku Abe and Chuwa Tei and Yasue Nakagawa and Masakiyo Nobuyoshi and Kenichiro Misu and Tetsuya Sumiyoshi and Ryoji Nagai},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={133 7},
  pages={537-41}
}
BACKGROUND A rapid 30-minute assay of circulating smooth-muscle myosin heavy-chain protein has been developed as a biochemical diagnostic tool for aortic dissection. OBJECTIVE To determine the sensitivity and specificity of this assay. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING 8 major cardiovascular centers in Japan. PATIENTS 95 patients with acute aortic dissection, 48 patients with acute myocardial infarction, and 131 healthy volunteers. MEASUREMENTS Levels of circulating smooth-muscle… CONTINUE READING

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