High concentrations of asymmetric dimethylarginine are associated with ST-segment resolution failure after reperfusion for acute myocardial infarction

Yilmaz A., Bekpinar S., Unlucerci Y., Gurdol F., Umman B.

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, vol.49, no.5, pp.903-907, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Increased concentrations of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) have been detected in patients with cardiovascular risk factors. In addition, high baseline plasma concentrations of ADMA have been shown to be an independent predictor of adverse outcomes in various disorders. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of admission ADMA concentrations on microvascular flow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).