Th2-dependent cytokine release in patients treated with coronary angioplasty.

  title={Th2-dependent cytokine release in patients treated with coronary angioplasty.},
  author={Natale Daniele Brunetti and Martino Pepe and Irene Munno and Fabio Tiecco and Donato Quagliara and Luisa De gennaro and Antonio Gaglione and Matteo di Biase and Stefano Favale},
  journal={Coronary artery disease},
  volume={19 3},
AIM The aim of this study is to investigate the T helper (Th)2-dependent release of interleukin(IL)-4 and IL-13 in patients with unstable angina treated with coronary angioplasty (PCI). METHODS This study involved 48 consecutive patients with unstable angina who underwent PCI. Blood samples were taken before and 48 h after PCI to evaluate serum IL-4 and IL-13 levels. Coronary atherosclerosis was assessed in terms of the severity of the treated lesions and the presence of multivessel disease… CONTINUE READING
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