0
Original Research: Pulmonary Vascular Disease |

Prognostic Value of Plasma Heart-Type Fatty Acid-Binding Protein in Patients With Acute Pulmonary EmbolismHeart-Type Fatty Acid-Binding Protein: A Meta-analysis

Li Bo Ruan, MS; Liang He, MS, MM; Shan Zhao, MS; Ping Zhu, BS; Wei Yuan Li, BS
Author and Funding Information

From the Department of Cadre’s Ward (Drs Ruan and Li) and the Department of Respiratory Medicine (Dr Zhao), the First People’s Hospital of Yunnan Province; the Department of Anesthesiology (Dr He), Yan’an Hospital of Kunming City; and the Policy and Information Research Center (Ms Zhu), Institute of Medical Biology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Kunming, China.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Liang He, MS, MM, Department of Anesthesiology, Yan’an Hospital of Kunming City, No.245, Renmin Rd (E), Kunming, 650051, China; e-mail: hauliang@163.com


FUNDING/SUPPORT: The authors have reported to CHEST that no funding was received for this study.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians. See online for more details.


Chest. 2014;146(6):1462-1467. doi:10.1378/chest.13-1008
Text Size: A A A
Published online

BACKGROUND:  Several studies have described heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) from early blood samples as a predictor of outcome in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). This systematic review is designed to determine the prognostic value of H-FABP aimed for use in patients with acute PE.

METHODS:  Studies published prior to January 2013 in PubMed, Ovid, and Embase were reviewed, and the relationship between H-FABP and the risk of acute PE-related death or serious complications was evaluated. A summary estimate was calculated using the bivariate random-effects approach, and covariate analysis was used to examine sources of heterogeneity among studies.

RESULTS:  A systematic search revealed six studies containing a total of 618 patients. Elevated H-FABP level was significantly associated with short-term death (within 30 days of embolism) (OR, 40.78; 95% CI, 11.87-140.09) and with complicated clinical events (OR, 32.71; 95% CI, 11.98-89.26). The prevalence of serious complications and death in acute PE was 51% (95% CI, 43%-59%) and 31% (95% CI, 24% -39%), respectively. The combined sensitivity and specificity for the prediction of death and serious complications was 98% and 86%, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS:  H-FABP is associated with an increased risk of mortality or complicated clinical events in patients with acute PE across different studies with a high degree of clinical and methodologic diversity. The result suggests that H-FABP has significant prognostic value for acute PE.

Figures in this Article

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Figures

Tables

References

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Find Similar Articles
CHEST Journal Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543