IL-6 levels in acute and post myocardial infarction: their relation to CRP levels, infarction size, left ventricular systolic function, and heart failure.

@article{Gabriel2004IL6LI,
  title={IL-6 levels in acute and post myocardial infarction: their relation to CRP levels, infarction size, left ventricular systolic function, and heart failure.},
  author={Amon S. Gabriel and Arne Martinsson and Bengt Wretlind and Staffan Ahnve},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={523-528}
}
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory mechanisms in heart disease are of great interest. The proinflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL) 6 has been linked to increased morbidity in unstable angina pectoris and depressed myocardial function in heart failure (HF). METHODS: We studied the relation of IL-6 levels to C-reactive protein (CRP), infarction size, left ventricular function, and HF in acute myocardial infarction (MI) and after hospital discharge in 31 consecutive patients (19 males, mean age 69+/-13… CONTINUE READING