Emerging biomarkers for acute heart conditions

Vlad C. Vasile, Allan S. Jaffe

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Galectin-3 is an active biomarker found in inflammatory and fibrotic processes, and is a marker of mortality. ST2 is released by stressed cardiac myocytes and also predicts mortality in heart failure and myocardial infarction. Copeptin is a stable arginine vasopressin precursor associated with increased risk of heart failure. It may also be useful to exclude acute myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-318
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in cardiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Copeptin
  • Galectin-3
  • Heart failure
  • ST2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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