Plasma YKL-40 in relation to the degree of coronary artery disease in patients with stable ischemic heart disease

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YKL-40 is a glycoprotein secreted by macrophages and neutrophils in tissues with inflammation. Plasma YKL-40 is increased in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and associated with cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Furthermore, plasma YKL-40 seems related to the number of diseased main vessels in patients with stable CAD. The aim was to further study the relation between YKL-40 and stenosis degree, stenosis type and actual ischemia in stable CAD patients.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)439-47
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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