Interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha as biochemical markers of heart failure: a head-to-head clinical comparison with B-type natriuretic peptide.

@article{Boffa2009Interleukin6AT,
  title={Interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha as biochemical markers of heart failure: a head-to-head clinical comparison with B-type natriuretic peptide.},
  author={Giovanni Maria Boffa and Martina M Zaninotto and Riccardo Sartor and Monica Mion and Alessandra Berton and Cristina Pasqualetto and Renato Razzolini and Mario Plebani},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={758-64}
}
BACKGROUND The reliability of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) as biochemical markers of heart failure in comparison to B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has not been investigated in depth. AIM To compare the correlations between IL-6, TNF, BNP plasma concentrations and some clinical and instrumental variables and their prognostic value in heart failure patients. METHODS In 79 patients with heart failure, the correlations between IL-6, TNF and BNP plasma… CONTINUE READING