Elevated plasma galectin-3 is associated with near-term rehospitalization in heart failure: a pooled analysis of 3 clinical trials.

@article{Meijers2014ElevatedPG,
  title={Elevated plasma galectin-3 is associated with near-term rehospitalization in heart failure: a pooled analysis of 3 clinical trials.},
  author={W. C. F. W. Meijers and James Louis Januzzi and Christopher deFilippi and Aram S Adourian and Sanjiv J. Shah and D. J. Van Veldhuisen and Rudolf A de Boer},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={167 6},
  pages={853-60.e4}
}
BACKGROUND Rehospitalization is a major cause for heart failure (HF)-related morbidity and is associated with considerable loss of quality of life and costs. The rate of unplanned rehospitalization in patients with HF is unacceptably high; current risk stratification to identify patients at risk for rehospitalization is inadequate. We evaluated whether measurement of galectin-3 would be helpful in identifying patients at such risk. METHODS We analyzed pooled data from patients (n = 902… CONTINUE READING