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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.