Growth-differentiation factor-15 for risk stratification in patients with stable and unstable coronary heart disease: results from the AtheroGene study.

@article{Kempf2009GrowthdifferentiationFF,
  title={Growth-differentiation factor-15 for risk stratification in patients with stable and unstable coronary heart disease: results from the AtheroGene study.},
  author={T. Kempf and J M Sinning and A. C. Quint and Christoph Bickel and Christoph R. Sinning and Philipp S Wild and Renate B. Schnabel and Edith Lubos and Hans Jurgen Rupprecht and Thomas F. M{\"u}nzel and Helmut Drexler and Stefan S Blankenberg and Kai C. Wollert},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={286-92}
}
BACKGROUND Growth-differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is a stress-responsive transforming growth factor-beta-related cytokine that has emerged as a prognostic biomarker in acute coronary syndrome trial populations. Its predictive role in stable coronary heart disease (CHD) has never been assessed. METHODS AND RESULTS The circulating levels of GDF-15 were measured by immunoradiometric assay in patients with stable angina pectoris (n=1352) or acute coronary syndrome (n=877) who were followed up… CONTINUE READING

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