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Olle Melander

Principal investigator

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Copeptin is an independent predictor of diabetic heart disease and death.

Author

  • Sofia Enhörning
  • Bo Hedblad
  • Peter Nilsson
  • Gunnar Engström
  • Olle Melander

Summary, in English

We previously discovered that high copeptin is associated with incidence of diabetes mellitus (diabetes), abdominal obesity, and albuminuria. Furthermore, copeptin predicts cardiovascular events after myocardial infarction in diabetic patients, but whether it is associated with heart disease and death in individuals without diabetes and prevalent cardiovascular disease is unknown. In this study, we aim to test whether plasma copeptin (copeptin), the C-terminal fragment of arginine vasopressin prohormone, predicts heart disease and death differentially in diabetic and nondiabetic individuals.

Department/s

  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology
  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

549-549

Publication/Series

American Heart Journal

Volume

169

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Mosby

Topic

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Status

Published

Research group

  • Cardiovascular Research - Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular Research - Epidemiology
  • Internal Medicine - Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1097-6744