Plasma concentration of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 and oncoming cardiovascular risk in patients with unstable angina pectoris and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction


Tekin G., Tekin A., Sipahi I., Kaya A. , Sansoy V.

American Journal of Cardiology, vol.96, no.3, pp.379-381, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.03.080
  • Title of Journal : American Journal of Cardiology
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-381

Abstract

In patients who had unstable angina pectoris and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, initial blood levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 were found not to be higher than those in asymptomatic patients who had coronary artery disease. Although troponin T and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein were found to have prognostic value, blood levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 were not predictive of an increased risk of major cardiac events during 6-month follow-up. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.