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Serum tryptase levels in acute coronary syndromes.

Authors
  • Kervinen, Helena
  • Kaartinen, Maija
  • Mäkynen, Heikki
  • Palosuo, Timo
  • Mänttäri, Matti
  • Kovanen, Petri T
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 30, 2005
Volume
104
Issue
2
Pages
138–143
Identifiers
PMID: 16168805
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In ACS, serum tryptase levels are normal and remain stable. Our results do not exclude the possibility of local activation of coronary mast cells, but suggest that the excess quantity of tryptase acutely released from mast cells in ACS, if any, is not sufficient to be detected by measuring tryptase concentration in the systemic circulation.

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