Heart Failure | Acute Cardiovascular Problems
Plasma galectin-3 is associated with near-term rehospitalization in heart failure
Rudolf A de Boer*, Dirk J Van Veldhuisen, Christopher deFilippi, Pieter Muntendam, Aram S Adourian, Yu Guo, James L Januzzi
*Corresponding author: Rudolf A de Boer
University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 23 (poster) [English]
Poster [505.02 KB]
15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America 2011, 18 - 21 Sep 2011, P000
We studied whether baseline levels of circulating galectin-3, a biomarker of myocardial fibrosis, inflammation and consequent myocardial remodeling, identify heart failure (HF) patients at higher risk of unplanned hospital readmission.
Galectin-3 measurement upon discharge from hospitalization for HF or emergency department visit for HF predicts likelihood for near-term HF rehospitalization.
No relevant competing interests disclosed.
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