Plasma heart-type fatty acid binding protein is superior to troponin and myoglobin for rapid risk stratification in acute pulmonary embolism.

@article{Kaczyska2006PlasmaHF,
  title={Plasma heart-type fatty acid binding protein is superior to troponin and myoglobin for rapid risk stratification in acute pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Anna Kaczyńska and Maurice M. A. L. Pelsers and Anna Bochowicz and Maciej Kostrubiec and Jan F. C. Glatz and Piotr Pruszczyk},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={371 1-2},
  pages={117-23}
}
BACKGROUND Irreversible right ventricular (RV) failure with myocardial damage may precipitate fatal outcome in acute pulmonary embolism (APE). Cytoplasmic heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) is a sensitive and specific biomarker of myocardial damage. We assessed which biomarker of myocardial damage or RV stretching is the most useful for short-term risk stratification in APE. METHODS We analyzed 77 patients (51 F, 26 M) aged 65.3+/-16.0 years with confirmed APE. On admission… CONTINUE READING
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