Level and value of interleukin-18 in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary coronary angioplasty.

@article{Youssef2007LevelAV,
  title={Level and value of interleukin-18 in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary coronary angioplasty.},
  author={Ali Ahmed Youssef and Li-Teh Chang and C L Hang and C. -P. Wu and Cheng-I Cheng and C. -W. Yang and Jiunn-Jye Sheu and Han-Tan Chai and Sarah Chua and Kuo-Ho Yeh and Hon-Kan Yip},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={703-8}
}
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of interleukin (IL)-18 in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) is currently unclear. Thus, the purpose of this study was to test whether the circulating IL-18 level can predict prognosis in patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective cohort study was conducted with 267 consecutive patients with STEMI of onset <12 h who were undergoing primary PCI. Blood… CONTINUE READING

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