RONALD G. FRAGGE, M.D.; FREDRIC B. KOPEL, M.D.; ARNOLD IGLAUER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Considerable confusion has arisen in the interpretation of serum glutamic oxalacetic transaminase (SGO-T) levels as the number of clinical conditions to which this determination has been applied has increased. This refers in particular to congestive heart failure. Numerous series have been reported in which the levels of SGO-T have varied widely. Some observers have reported that acute congestive heart failure with liver engorgement may be associated with significant SGO-T elevation. Another author has stated that right heart failure does not ordinarily affect significantly the level of SGO-T activity.
Records of patients with congestive heart failure were surveyed from
FRAGGE RG, KOPEL FB, IGLAUER A. SERUM GLUTAMIC OXALACETIC TRANSAMINASE (SGO-T) IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE: CLINICAL STUDY AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:1042–1050. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-5-1042
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(5):1042-1050.
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