Table 3 Correlation between the plasma levels of angiogenic cytokines and clinical and cardiac MRI measures in 39 postinfarction patients
Stem cell factor (pg/ml)Stromal-derived factor-1 (pg/ml)Vascular endothelial growth factor (pg/ml)
rp Valuerp Valuerp Value
Age (years)0.170.290.200.220.050.76
Body surface area (m2)−0.160.330.060.750.090.65
Peak oxygen uptake (ml/kg/min)−0.090.57−0.45<0.01−0.160.39
LV ejection fraction (%)−0.080.630.070.660.190.25
Cardiac index (l/min/m2)0.050.75−0.220.18−0.020.91
LV mass index (g/m2)−0.220.18−0.030.97−0.220.17
Infarct size (g)0.010.93−0.150.37−0.110.52
Blood flow in remote myocardium at rest (ml/min/g)−0.200.23−0.280.09−0.190.24
Blood flow in remote myocardium at stress (ml/min/g)0.050.78−0.390.030.100.53
Blood flow in infarcted myocardium at rest (ml/min/g)0.070.70−0.320.040.120.45
Blood flow in infarcted myocardium at stress (ml/min/g)0.050.77−0.62<0.0010.170.30
  • The value of vascular endothelial growth factor has been logarithmically transformed.

  • LV, left ventricular.