CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, vol.22, no.5, pp.333-338, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
biomarkers, inflammation, ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, plaque instability, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, CONTRAST NEPHROPATHY, LEUKOCYTE ACTIVATION, HEART-DISEASE, SEVERITY, NGAL, MATRIX-METALLOPROTEINASE-9, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, INTERVENTIONS, PLAQUES
Gazi University Affiliated:
Introduction Inflammation and polymorphonuclear neutrophils are shown to be important in the pathogenesis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is secreted from neutrophils and may increase the proteolytic activity within the atherosclerotic plaque. We aimed to investigate whether the plasma levels of NGAL are higher in patients with AMI compared with stable coronary artery disease (CAD).