Predictive value of telomere length on outcome following acute myocardial infarction: evidence for contrasting effects of vascular vs. blood oxidative stress

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal:
European Heart Journal

Size of study:
290 subjects that had recently survived a myocardial infarction

Summary
This study found that blood telomere length is  a biomarker of systemic oxidative stress and has predictive value in patients post-AMI. Short blood telomere length was an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients that had had an acute myocardial infarction, even after adjustment for demographics and well-known predictors of outcome such as renal function, troponin-I, BNP and age

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