Research Article

The Association Between Different Revascularization Methods and Left Ventricular Functions and Serum sST2 Levels in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction


  • Özge Çakmak Karaaslan
  • Serkan Ünlü
  • Murat Oğuz Özilhan
  • Salih Topal
  • Serkan Bulguroğlu
  • Atiye Çengel

Received Date: 20.08.2019 Accepted Date: 30.04.2020 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2020;73(2):118-123


We investigated the effects of different revascularization methods on soluble ST2 (sST2) levels and echocardiographic parameters of left ventricular systole and diastolic in patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

Materials and Methods:

A total of 30 patients were included in the study. The study population was divided into two groups. Patients who underwent primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) or fibrinolytic therapy admitted with AMI were formed the study groups. sST2 and echocardiography parameters were compared during 3-month follow-up of patients.


There was no difference between sST2 levels in both groups. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was higher in the PCI group.


Consequently, the sST2 level did not change in AMI patients regardless of the revascularization method. LVEF was significantly higher in the PCI group compared to the fibrinolytic group.

Keywords: Acute Myocardial Infarction, Soluble ST2, Revascularization

Full Text (Turkish)