Heart Failure | Acute Cardiovascular Problems
Changes in galectin-3 levels over time predict mortality and morbidity in heart failure
Rudolf A de Boer*, Dirk J Van Veldhuisen, Lars Gullestad, Thor Ueland, Pal Aukrust, Yu Guo, Aram S Adourian, Pieter Muntendam
*Corresponding author: Rudolf A de Boer
Thoraxcenter - ECC & Experimental Cardiology Research, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 24 (poster) [English]
Poster [569.92 KB]
15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America 2011, 18 - 21 Sep 2011, P000
Elevated circulating levels of galectin-3, a protein implicated in myocardial fibrosis and remodeling, are associated with a significantly increased risk of mortality and morbidity among heart failure (HF) patients. We examined whether changes in galectin-3 over time are associated with corresponding changes in mortality and morbidity in two chronic HF studies.
Evaluation of changes in galectin-3 levels over time provides significant predictive value in identifying HF patients at elevated risk for subsequent heart failure morbidity and mortality.
No relevant competing interests disclosed.
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