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Am J Cardiol. 2003 Nov 15;92(10):1201-3.

Usefulness of elevated neopterin and C-reactive protein levels in predicting cardiovascular events in patients with non-Q-wave myocardial infarction.

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Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.


The value of monocyte/macrophage activity as a prognostic factor in patients with non-Q-wave myocardial infarction (NQMI) has not yet been investigated. Moreover, scarce data are available on the long-term predictive value of markers of inflammation in patients who experience a NQMI. The present study aimed to determine the predictive value of neopterin, alone and in relation to levels of C-reactive protein, on the recurrence of major clinical cardiovascular events in patients who had a NQMI.

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