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High positive predictive value of PAPP-A for acute coronary syndrome diagnosis in heparin-naïve patients.
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PMID:  22395770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) was studied as a marker of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It has been shown that its levels are increased by heparin administration. Therefore, the aim of our study was to ascertain the diagnostic significance of PAPP-A in heparin-naïve patients and compare it with (TnI). We prospectively studied 67 heparin-naïve patients with acute chest pain. The patients were independently grouped according to the presence or absence of ACS. PAPP-A levels were significantly increased in ACS patients (8.6 vs. 7.3 mIU/l; P = 0.006) with high positive (95.7%) and lower negative predictive values (47.7%). In multivariate analysis, its levels were strongly predictive of a final diagnosis of ACS (OR 41.8; 95th CI 2.64-662.6; P = 0.008). The diagnostic significance of PAPP-A was not higher than TnI even within 6 h after the onset of chest pain [the area under the ROC curve (AUC) was 0.69 for PAPP-A and 0.91 for TnI, respectively; P = 0.08]. We observed no difference in the AUC in NSTE-ACS patients (0.73 for PAPP-A and 0.79 for TnI (P = 0.5)). PAPP-A levels were an independent predictor of ACS diagnosis in heparin-naïve patients. Its diagnostic significance was not higher than TnI even within a short period after the onset of chest pain. In troponin-negative NSTE-ACS patients, PAPP-A helped make the correct final diagnosis.
Petr Hájek; Milan Macek; Martina Pešková; Marie Hladíková; Eva Hansvenclová; Martin Malý; Josef Veselka; Alice Krebsová
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-7
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Title:  Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-742X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9502018     Medline TA:  J Thromb Thrombolysis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, V Uvalu 84, Prague 5, 150 06, Czech Republic,
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