Prognostic value of pentraxin 3 in patients with chronic heart failure.

  title={Prognostic value of pentraxin 3 in patients with chronic heart failure.},
  author={Norihiko Kotooka and Teruo Inoue and Shigehisa Aoki and Mayumi Anan and Hiroshi Komoda and Koichi Node},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={130 1},
BACKGROUND A long pentraxin, PTX3, is produced by vascular cells or inflammatory cells and released into the circulation, possibly reflecting local inflammation in the cardiovascular system. AIM This study was designed to assess the clinical significance of plasma pentraxin 3 (PTX3) levels in chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS We measured plasma PTX3 levels in 37 patients with non-ischemic CHF (dilated cardiomyopathy) using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methods. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING
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