What is it about?
A new blood test of inflammation (cxcl16) predicts an increased risk of 23% for either death, heart attack or stroke after a heart attack. This is mostly due to a 50% increase in risk of death.
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Why is it important?
The risk prediction we found is independent of standard blood tests used for risk prediction and could potentially be used for individualizing treatment for especially high risk patients
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This page is a summary of: C-X-C Ligand 16 Is an Independent Predictor of Cardiovascular Death and Morbidity in Acute Coronary Syndromes, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, September 2019, Wolters Kluwer Health, DOI: 10.1161/atvbaha.119.312633.
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