Urinary Excretion of Kallikrein Following Myocardial Infarction
Several years ago, the implication of the kallikrein-kinin system was hypothesized in the pathogenesis of pain and shock during myocardial infarction (1). This hypothesis was then confirmed by our first observation that demonstrated a significant decrease of the plasmatic kininogen level in infarcted patients in the first few days of the disease (2). Furthermore, our experiences (3,4) and those of other authors (5,6) confirmed these first observations.
KeywordsMyocardial Infarction Cardiogenic Shock Urinary Kallikrein Kinin System Kallikrein Inhibitor
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