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Elevated Serum Heart-Type Fatty Acid-Binding Protein in the Convalescent Stage Predicts Long-Term Outcome in Patients Surviving Acute Myocardial Infarction.
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PMID:  23291993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Little is known about the prognostic significance of elevated serum heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) in post-acute myocardial infarction (post-AMI) patients. Methods and Results: A total of 1,283 post-AMI patients with available serum samples collected in the convalescent stage were studied. During a median follow-up period of 1,785 days, 176 patients (14%) had adverse events (all-cause mortality, n=81; non-fatal MI, n=44; readmission for heart failure [HF], n=51). Patients were divided into 2 groups according to a serum H-FABP level of 6.08ng/ml, which was determined to be the optimal cut-off for discriminating all-cause mortality based on the maximum value of the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve. Patients with elevated H-FABP (>6.08ng/ml, n=224) had a significantly higher incidence of death (18.3% vs. 3.8%, P<0.001) and readmission for HF (10.3% vs. 2.6%, P<0.001), but not of non-fatal MI (4.5% vs. 3.2%, P=0.187), compared to those with H-FABP <6.08ng/ml. Multivariate Cox regression analysis indicated that elevated serum H-FABP was associated with an increased risk of mortality (hazard ratio [HR], 1.91; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.03-3.51, P=0.039) and readmission for HF (HR, 2.49; 95% CI: 1.15-5.39, P=0.020). Conclusions: Elevated serum H-FABP during the convalescent stage of AMI predicted long-term mortality and readmission for HF after survival discharge in the post-AMI patients.
Sen Matsumoto; Daisaku Nakatani; Yasuhiko Sakata; Shinichiro Suna; Masahiko Shimizu; Masaya Usami; Masahiko Hara; Satoru Sumitsuji; Shinsuke Nanto; Tatsuya Sasaki; Toshimitsu Hamasaki; Hiroshi Sato; Masatsugu Hori; Issei Komuro;
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1347-4820     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101137683     Medline TA:  Circ J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine.
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