Usefulness of admission matrix metalloproteinase 9 as a predictor of early mortality after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest patients


Turkdogan K. A. , ZORLU A., Guven F. M. K. , Ekinozu I., Eryigit U. , Yilmaz M. B.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.30, no.9, pp.1804-1809, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.02.017
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1804-1809

Abstract

Background: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have a central role in disease progression after ischemia-reperfusion injury. However, its prognostic significance in cardiac arrest (CA) patients having cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between admission MMP-9 level and early mortality in CA patients.