Framingham Study Offers Mixed Message on Galectin-3 as Heart Failure Risk Marker | GenomeWeb

This story has been updated to correct a quote citing a BG official saying BNP is a marker of inflammation. In fact, he said that it was a marker of "loading and stretch."

Researchers from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study have published data suggesting the protein galectin-3 could serve as a prognostic biomarker for heart failure, but the clinical utility of the marker is still uncertain.

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