Interleukin-6 is a stronger prognostic predictor than high-sensitive C-reactive protein in patients with chronic stable heart failure

Abstract

Heart failure is characterized by activation of the immune system which is strongly associated with disease severity and outcome. We sought to compare the prognostic impact of two established inflammatory markers — interleukin-6 (IL-6) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) — in patients with chronic heart failure. In stable, optimally managed… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00380-008-1111-4

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