Placental Growth Factor as Short-Term Predicting Biomarker in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients with Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
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Objectives: The relevance of placental growth factor was analyzed at the admission of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) without ST elevation in prognosis of fatal outcome after 30 days. Methods: We collected blood samples from 102 ACS patients admitted to the coronary unit with acute chest pain manifesting within the last 12 hours. Results: In all 102 admitted patients, higher values of placental growth factor (PLGF; >13.2 ng/L, average value) indicated a higher risk of fatal outcome (hazard ratio [HR] 2.28, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.21-4.76, P = 0.0125). PLGF is an important independent prognostic marker (adjusted HR 2.35, 95% CI 1.98-4.61, P = 0.1338), and this was shown in a multiparameter model, which involved other statistically important markers of relative risk (age >65, gender, and estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR]). Conclusion: PLGF levels measured at 12 hours of symptom onset and 30 days later may independently predict fatal outcome in patients with A...CS without ST elevation.
Keywords:30 day outcome / non-ST elevation myocardial infarction / placental growth factor
Source:Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2010, 103, 10, 982-987
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