Serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing reperfusion therapy.

@article{Seko1997SerumLO,
  title={Serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing reperfusion therapy.},
  author={Yoshinori Seko and Yutaka Imai and Sawako Suzuki and S Kamijukkoku and Kazuya Hayasaki and Yasunari Sakomura and Kazuyuki Tobe and Takashi Kadowaki and Hiromitsu Maekawa and Nozomi Takahashi and Yoshio Yazaki},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={1997},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={453-4}
}
1. Vascular endothelial growth factor, a potent angiogenic mitogen, is known to be induced in response to ischaemia as well as being secreted from tumour cells. However, the precise mechanism of vascular endothelial growth factor release in acute myocardial infarction and the effects of coronary reperfusion on the circulating levels of vascular endothelial growth factor are still unknown. 2. Nineteen patients with acute myocardial infarction who underwent early reperfusion therapy were studied… CONTINUE READING