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Predictors of natural killer cell-mediated cytotoxicity deficiency in advanced heart failure secondary to either ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9230174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of psychologic variables (situational emotional state and psychiatric diagnosis) and physiologic variables (plasma norepinephrine, decreased cardiac exercise capacity, and elevated pulmonary capillary wedge pressure) on natural killer cell activity was evaluated in 19 patients with advanced heart failure of ischemic or idiopathic origin. Only peak exercise capacity was independently predictive of natural killer cell deficiency.
L V Doering; D L Vredevoe; M A Woo; G C Fonarow; C Skotsko; B Bonavida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-07     Completed Date:  1997-08-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications
Case-Control Studies
Exercise Tolerance
Heart Failure / blood,  etiology,  immunology*,  psychology
Killer Cells, Natural*
Leukocyte Count
Middle Aged
Norepinephrine / blood
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