Protein biomarker predicts development of heart failure

mdCurrent Conference Report: American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo

A blood test for a unique carbohydrate-binding protein called galectin-3 is a reliable predictor of incident heart failure and also the response to heart failure treatment.

In a study presented at the 61st annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology, held in Chicago, Illinois, United States, higher levels of galectin-3 were associated with an increased risk of new onset heart failure and all-cause mortality in the community.

Heart failure is a common disease with high morbidity and mortality. Its incidence and prevalence are on the rise. In India, this cardiovascular condition affects a younger age group than in Western countries, according to a 2010 paper in the Indian Journal of Medical Research. Risk factors include...

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