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High Plasma Levels of Galectin-3 Are Associated with Increased Risk for Stroke after Carotid Endarterectomy.

Edsfeldt, Andreas LU ; Bengtsson, Eva LU ; Asciutto, Giuseppe LU ; Dunér, Pontus LU ; Björkbacka, Harry LU ; Nordin Fredrikson, Gunilla LU ; Nilsson, Jan LU and Goncalves, Isabel LU (2016) In Cerebrovascular Diseases 41(3-4). p.199-203
Abstract
Galectin-3 (Gal-3) has been suggested to have both pro- and anti-atherogenic properties. High plasma Gal-3 levels are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) death. However, it has so far not been investigated if plasma Gal-3 levels can predict the risk for future stroke in patients suffering from carotid atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether Gal-3 could be used as a marker to predict postoperative cerebrovascular ischemic events among patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA).
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Cerebrovascular Diseases
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41
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3-4
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199 - 203
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Karger
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  • pmid:26812165
  • scopus:84955557463
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1421-9786
DOI
10.1159/000443022
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English
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  abstract     = {Galectin-3 (Gal-3) has been suggested to have both pro- and anti-atherogenic properties. High plasma Gal-3 levels are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) death. However, it has so far not been investigated if plasma Gal-3 levels can predict the risk for future stroke in patients suffering from carotid atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether Gal-3 could be used as a marker to predict postoperative cerebrovascular ischemic events among patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA).},
  author       = {Edsfeldt, Andreas and Bengtsson, Eva and Asciutto, Giuseppe and Dunér, Pontus and Björkbacka, Harry and Nordin Fredrikson, Gunilla and Nilsson, Jan and Goncalves, Isabel},
  issn         = {1421-9786},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {199--203},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Cerebrovascular Diseases},
  title        = {High Plasma Levels of Galectin-3 Are Associated with Increased Risk for Stroke after Carotid Endarterectomy.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000443022},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2016},
}