Prognostic significance of interleukin-6 measurement in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in emergency department.

@article{Ferroni2007PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of interleukin-6 measurement in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in emergency department.},
  author={Patrizia Ferroni and Antonello Rosa and Manuela Di Franco and Raffaele Palmirotta and Fiorella Guadagni and Giovanni Dav{\'i} and Giuliano Bertazzoni and Stefania Basili},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={381 2},
  pages={
          151-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Markers of inflammation may predict both coronary artery disease (CAD) and adverse outcomes in patients with known CAD. Here, we investigated the role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the "triage" and risk assessment of patients admitted to emergency department (ED). METHODS Serum IL-6 and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels were prospectively evaluated in 88 patients with a history of precordial chest pain or shortness of breath of recent onset (<6 h). RESULTS Of the… CONTINUE READING
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