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Galectin-3 identifies subset of heart failure patients who can benefit from a statin

Blood levels of the carbohydrate-binding protein galectin-3 identified patients with ischemic heart failure who derived significant clinical benefit from rosuvastatin in the Controlled Rosuvastatin Multinational Trial in Heart Failure (CORONA) trial. A substudy of CORONA demonstrated that patients with blood levels of galectin-3 <19.0 ng/mL at the start of the… 

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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… 

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