In a group of young subjects with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (68 men and 7 women; mean age 39.6 ± 5.7 years) we examined the plasma concentration of elastase, the thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) and the total antioxidant status (TAS) at the initial stage of AMI. In this group we found an increase of elastase (p <0.001) and TBARS (p < 0.001) and a decrease of TAS (p < 0.001). A statistical correlation was observed in the whole group of AMI patients between plasma elastase and TAS (p < 0.01) and this correlation was more statistically significant in patients with more risk factors and not in those with more involved vessels.
Lo Presti, R., Montana, M., Canino, B., Amodeo, G., Lucido, D., Romano, A., et al. (2008). Relationship between elastase and total antioxidant status in young subjects with recent myocardial infarction. CLINICAL HEMORHEOLOGY AND MICROCIRCULATION, 40(1), 31-36 [10.3233/CH-2008-1060].