Elevated levels of plasma vasoactive intestinal peptide in human acute myocardial infarction

Mariann Gyöngyösi, József Németh, Tamás Várkonyi

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Abstract

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).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996

Keywords

  • Gastrointestinal hormone
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Vasoactive intestinal peptide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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