Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase levels and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute heart failure


Turfan M., Tasal A., Erdogan E., Vatankulu M. A. , Jafarov P., Sonmez O., ...More

KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.72, no.8, pp.735-739, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/kp.a2014.0048
  • Title of Journal : KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.735-739

Abstract

Background: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a major cause of hospitalisation, morbidity and mortality worldwide. Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) is an enzyme responsible for the extracellular catabolism of antioxidant glutathione and a potential risk indicator of cardiac mortality. Limited data exists on the prognostic value of circulating levels of GGT in patients hospitalised due to AHF.