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Systemic levels of endothelin correlate with systemic inflammation and not with myocardial injury or left ventricular ejection fraction in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

F Cuculi, CCS Lim, W van Gaal, L Testa, S Westaby, JR Arnold, S Neubauer, AP Banning

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery | Published : 2011


Endothelin (ET-1) is a potent vasoconstrictor. We compared patterns of ET-1 in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and correlated it with markers of inflammation. Patients with multivessel disease were enrolled in a prospective randomized study of PCI vs. on-pump CABG. Procedural myocardial injury was assessed biochemically (CK-MB) and with new late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) one week postprocedure. ET-1 was measured at baseline, 1 h, 6 h, 12 h, 24 h and one week postprocedure. Log ET-1 values were compared between PCI and CABG and between patients without significant myocardial injury. Measurement of ET-1 v..

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