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Plasma levels of alpha-1-antichymotrypsin are elevated in patients with chronic heart failure, but are of limited prognostic value

Background There is increasing interest in utilising novel markers of cardiovascular disease risk in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). Recently, it was shown that alpha-1-antichymotrypsin (ACT), an acute-phase protein and major inhibitor of cathpesin G, plays a role in the pathophysiology of HF and may serve as a marker for myocardial distress. Objective To assess whether...

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: the need for a national database

S. I. Lok J. H. Kirkels C. Klpping P. A. F. Doevendans N. de Jonge Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare and life-threatening disease that affects young women in the last month of pregnancy or