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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/cclm.2011.148
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.903-907

Abstract

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).