Russian Heart Failure Journal 2011year Galectin-3 – a new biochemical marker of heart failure

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Galectin-3 – a new biochemical marker of heart failure

Ageev F. T., Azizova A. G.
Federal State Budgetary Institution, “Russian Cardiology Research and Production Complex” of the RF Ministry of Health Care, 3rd Cherepkovskaya 15a, Moscow 121552

Keywords: galectin-3, remodeling, heart failure, fibrosis

DOI: 10.18087/rhfj.2011.2.1507

Currently, great interest is paid to biomarkers, helping in early diagnosis of heart failure and having predictive role. Galectin-3 (a new biological marker of heart failure) is closely associated with inflammation and fibrosis, determining myocardial remodeling. Data from a number of experimental and clinical trials confirm that galectin-3 is an independent predictor of worsening of HF prognosis.
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Ageev F. T., Azizova A. G. Galectin-3 – a new biochemical marker of heart failure. Russian Heart Failure Journal. 2011;12(2):108-114.

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