Early inflammation and risk of long-term development of heart failure and mortality in survivors of acute myocardial infarction predictive role of C-reactive protein.

@article{Suleiman2006EarlyIA,
  title={Early inflammation and risk of long-term development of heart failure and mortality in survivors of acute myocardial infarction predictive role of C-reactive protein.},
  author={M. Sadeeh Suleiman and Rania Khatib and Yoram Agmon and Riad Mahamid and Monther Boulos and Michael R. Kapeliovich and Yishai Levy and Rafael Beyar and Walter Markiewicz and Haim Hammerman and Doron Aronson},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={962-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We aimed to study the relationship between C-reactive-protein (CRP), obtained within 12 to 24 h of symptoms onset, and long-term risk of death and heart failure (HF) in survivors of acute myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND A robust inflammatory response is an integral component of the response to tissue injury during MI. The magnitude of the early inflammatory response to ischemic injury might be an important determinant of long-term outcome. METHODS We prospectively studied… CONTINUE READING