Usefulness of elevated levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 in predicting in-hospital prognosis in patients with unstable angina pectoris

Am J Cardiol. 2003 Nov 15;92(10):1195-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.07.029.


To assess the in-hospital prognostic value of cellular adhesion molecules (CAMs), the levels of soluble CAMs were measured at admission in 114 patients with severe unstable angina. Patients with an eventful in-hospital course (death, nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, and recurrence of angina) had higher levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 than those without events (p = 0.01); this association was independent of classic risk factors and C-reactive protein.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Angina, Unstable / blood*
  • Angina, Unstable / mortality
  • Angina, Unstable / therapy
  • Female
  • Hospital Mortality*
  • Hospitalization*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / blood*
  • Myocardial Infarction / mortality
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Recurrence
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 / blood*


  • Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1