Plasma ACE2 activity is an independent prognostic marker in Chagas' disease and equally potent as BNP.

@article{Wang2010PlasmaAA,
  title={Plasma ACE2 activity is an independent prognostic marker in Chagas' disease and equally potent as BNP.},
  author={Yong Wang and Maria da Consolaç{\~a}o Vieira Moreira and Silvia Heringer-Walther and Linda Ebermann and Heinz-Peter Schultheiss and Niels Wessel and Wolf-Eberhard Siems and T Walther},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={157-63}
}
BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) 2 is a novel homologue of ACE. It metabolizes angiotensin (Ang)II to Ang-(1-7). This study aims to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic potency of circulating ACE2 activity in patients with heart failure (HF) from Chagas' disease (CD). METHODS AND RESULTS Blood samples were obtained from 111 CD patients and 40 age- and gender-matched healthy subjects. The CD patients were further subdivided according to their New York Heart Association… CONTINUE READING
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