World Scleroderma Day, June 29
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) or Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by thickening of the skin, fibrosis of various internal organs, and blood vessel abnormalities Though the cause of SSc remains still unknown dysregulation of the immune system is considered to play a significant role. Cardiovascular disease is one of the principal determinants of mortality in SSc and represents a diagnostic challenge. A team of researchers aimed to test the diagnostic and long term prognostic performance of the cardiac biomarkers NT-proANP and NT-proBNP in SSc patients. Both peptides are mainly secreted by the heart in response to increased myocyte stretch.
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The NT-proANP and NT-proBNP measurements were performed with Biomedica ELISA kits:
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