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

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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).

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  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
JournalCerebrovascular Diseases
Volume41
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes