Review of the Prognostic Value of Galectin-3 in Heart Failure Focusing on Clinical Utility of Repeated Testing

@article{CarrascoSnchez2014ReviewOT,
  title={Review of the Prognostic Value of Galectin-3 in Heart Failure Focusing on Clinical Utility of Repeated Testing},
  author={Francisco Javier Carrasco-S{\'a}nchez and Mar{\'i}a Inmaculada P{\'a}ez-Rubio},
  journal={Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={599-604}
}
Galectin-3 is a soluble β-galactoside-binding lectin released by activated cardiac macrophages. Elevated levels of galectin-3 have been found to be associated with adverse outcomes in patients with heart failure. A number of recent studies suggest that galectin-3 may provide relevant information regarding the pathophysiologic process of heart failure. We analyzed the most recent and comprehensive studies which are focused on the association between galectin-3 and heart failure. Galectin-3 has… CONTINUE READING