Myeloperoxidase associated with worse outcomes in acute cerebral ischemia

Takeaway

  • Plasma levels of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and higher circulating neutrophil counts are associated with worse outcomes in people with acute cerebral ischemia.

Why this matters

    MPO and matrix metalloproteinase-9 have both been implicated in the pathogenesis of acute ischemic stroke. These findings suggest that MPO could be a potential therapeutic target in future studies.