Discriminative value of serum amyloid A and other acute-phase proteins for coronary heart disease.

@article{Delanghe2002DiscriminativeVO,
  title={Discriminative value of serum amyloid A and other acute-phase proteins for coronary heart disease.},
  author={Joris Richard Delanghe and Michel Andre Robert Langlois and Dirk A De Bacquer and Rudolf Mak and Paul D. Capel and Lieve Van Renterghem and Guy de Backer},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2002},
  volume={160 2},
  pages={
          471-6
        }
}
We studied the value of serum amyloid A (SAA), a first-class acute-phase protein, as a marker for coronary heart disease (CHD) in a middle-aged male population. In a working population of 16307 men (age, 35-59 years), 446 cases had a history of CHD or prominent Q:QS waves on electrocardiogram. For each case, two matched controls were investigated. SAA, measured by immunonephelometry, was correlated with other acute-phase proteins, cardiovascular risk factors, and infectious serology markers… CONTINUE READING
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