Prognostic value of plasma ghrelin in predicting the outcome of patients with chronic heart failure.

@article{Chen2014PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of plasma ghrelin in predicting the outcome of patients with chronic heart failure.},
  author={Yanbo Chen and Xiang-wu Ji and Ai-yuan Zhang and Jun-cheng Lv and Jun-gang Zhang and Chun-hua Zhao},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={263-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Ghrelin is an endogenous ligand of the growth hormone (GH) secretagogue receptor and is closely associated with chronic heart failure (CHF). We undertook this study to investigate the relevance of ghrelin in CHF prognosis. METHODS A total of 145 in-patients with CHF in NYHA class II, III or IV despite optimized therapy were prospectively included in the study, grouped according to NYHA class and compared with 55 healthy control subjects. Ghrelin and N-terminal pro-B-type… CONTINUE READING