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High Plasma Levels of Galectin-3 Are Associated with Increased Risk for Stroke after Carotid Endarterectomy.

  • Andreas Edsfeldt
  • Eva Bengtsson
  • Giuseppe Asciutto
  • Pontus Dunér
  • Harry Björkbacka
  • Gunilla Nordin Fredrikson
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Isabel Goncalves
Publishing year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 199-203
Publication/Series: Cerebrovascular Diseases
Volume: 41
Issue: 3-4
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Karger

Abstract english

Galectin-3 (Gal-3) has been suggested to have both pro- and anti-atherogenic properties. High plasma Gal-3 levels are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) death. However, it has so far not been investigated if plasma Gal-3 levels can predict the risk for future stroke in patients suffering from carotid atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether Gal-3 could be used as a marker to predict postoperative cerebrovascular ischemic events among patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA).


  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems


  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • ISSN: 1421-9786
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