Neopterin levels and left ventricular dysfunction in patients with chronic stable angina pectoris.

@article{EstvezLoureiro2009NeopterinLA,
  title={Neopterin levels and left ventricular dysfunction in patients with chronic stable angina pectoris.},
  author={Rodrigo Est{\'e}vez-Loureiro and Alejandro Recio-Mayoral and Juan A Sieira-Rodr{\'i}guez-Moret and Ernesto Trallero-Aragu{\'a}s and Juan Carlos Kaski},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2009},
  volume={207 2},
  pages={514-8}
}
BACKGROUND Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the strongest predictor of survival in patients with chronic stable angina (CSA). Inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and an enhanced inflammatory status has a negative impact on patient outcome. It is not known whether a relationship exists between inflammation and LV function in patients with CSA. We therefore sought to investigate whether C reactive protein (CRP) and neopterin correlate with LV… CONTINUE READING