The search for new cardiovascular biomarkers

Robert E. Gerszten, Thomas J. Wang

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Abstract

Despite considerable advances in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, it remains the leading cause of death in developed countries. Assessment of classic cardiovascular risk factors - including high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking - has a central role in disease prevention. However, many individuals with coronary heart disease (a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the heart) have only one, or none, of the classic risk factors. Thus, new biomarkers are needed to augment the information obtained from traditional indicators and to illuminate disease mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-952
Number of pages4
JournalNature
Volume451
Issue number7181
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 2008
Externally publishedYes

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