The early predictors of ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction: the role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha


Kaya E. B. , ÖZER N., Deveci O. S. , Kepez A. , Tulumen E., AKSÖYEK S., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.9, no.2, pp.84-90, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-90

Abstract

Objective: Ventricular remodeling (VR) is a pathologic process characterized by progressive ventricular dilatation occurring after acute myocardial infarction (MI) leading to left ventricular systolic dysfunction. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of plasma tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) levels to predict the left VR.