The plasma levels of vasoactive intestinal peptide in peripheral vein were measured in human acute myocardial infarction. The plasma vasoactive intestinal peptide level was increased within 1 h after the onset of the symptoms of acute myocardial infarction (Group 1, n=9), compared with normal values (6.3±0.7 vs. 2.8±0.9 pg/ml, P<0.05). Two or more hours after the onset of acute myocardial infarction there was no subsequent increase in peripheral plasma vasoactive intestinal peptide levels (n=26). Ten days after the onset of acute myocardial infarction, the elevated plasma vasoactive intestinal peptide levels in Group 1 had normalized (3.5±0.5 pg/ml).
- Gastrointestinal hormone
- Myocardial infarction
- Vasoactive intestinal peptide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine