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Are there differences in acute phase inflammation markers regarding the type of heart failure?

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Author(s): Ignacio J. Sanchez-Lazaro | Luis Almenar-Bonet | Edelmiro Reganon-Salvador | Virtudes Vila-Liante | Vicenta Martínez-Sales | Luis Martínez-Dolz | Jaime Agüero-Ramón-Llin | Antonio Salvador-Sanz

Journal: Heart International
ISSN 1826-1868

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: e17;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: heart failure | inflammation

ABSTRACT
This study aimed to determine if there are differences in inflammatory markers in the acute phase between systolic heart failure and heart failure with preserved systolic function. One hundred and thirty-one patients with acute heart failure were recruited consecutively. At admission, plasma fibrinogen, Creactive protein, sialic acid, von Willebrand factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, interleukin-6 and NTproBNP were all evaluated. If the ejection fraction was 45% or over patients were included in the HF-PSF group; the remaining patients were included in the SHF group. The HF-PSF patients were older (72±10 vs 63±12 years, P
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