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Table 6 Serum levels of VEGF, PD-ECGF/TP activity and leptin in the studied patients in relation to presence or absence of collaterals detected by echocardiography and/or catheter

From: Angiogenic biomarkers in children with congenital heart disease: possible implications

Biomarkers VEGF PD-ECGF Leptin
Collaterals   (pg/ml) (U/ml) ng/ml)
  Collaterals (n = 11) 490.3 ± 77 43.2 ± 7.8 48.6 ± 8.7
Echo (n = 60)     
  No (n = 49) 232.7 ± 80.2* 21.0 ± 9.4† 29.0 ± 8.8†
  Collaterals (n = 8) 512.0 ± 80.3 46.1 ± 9.3 51.5 ± 7.32
Catheter (n = 19)     
  No (n = 11) 266.0 ± 92.0* 27.0 ± 10.5† 26.4 ± 9.9†
  1. *: p < 0.001
  2. †: p < 0.01