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PubMed | Gazi State Hospital Samsun, Ondokuz Mayis University, Artvin State Hospital Artvin and Istanbul Science University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of clinical and experimental medicine | Year: 2014

Current guidelines recommend clinical risk scoring systems for the patients diagnosed and determinated treatment strategy with in Non-ST-elevation elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Previous studies demonstrated association between aortic elasticity properties, stiffness and severity CAD. However, the associations between Aortic stiffness, elasticity properties and clinical risk scores have not been investigated. In the present study we have evaluated the relation between the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score and aortic stiffness in patients with NSTEMI.We prospectively analyzed 87 consecutive patients with NSTEMI. Aortic elastic parameter and stiffness parameter were calculated from the echocardiographically derived thoracic aortic diameters (mm/m(2)), and the measurement of pulse pressure obtained by cuff sphygmomanometry. We have categorized the patients in to two groups as low ((n = 45) (GRACE risk score 140)) and high ((n = 42) (GRACE risk score > 140)) risk group according to GRACE risk score and compare the both groups.Table 1 shows baseline characteristics of patients. Our study showed that Aortic strain was significantly low (3.5 1.4, 7.9 2.3 respectively, p < 0.001) and aortic stiffness index was significantly high (3.9 0.38; 3 0.35, respectively, p < 0.001) in the high risk group values compared to those with low risk group. The aortic stiffness index was the only independent predictor of GRACE risk score (OR: 119.390; 95% CI: 2.925-4872.8; p = 0.011) in multivariate analysis.We found a significant correlation between aortic stiffness, impaired elasticity and GRACE risk score. Aortic stiffness index was the only independent variable of the high GRACE risk score. The inclusion of aortic stiffness into the GRACE risk score could allow improved risk classification of patients with ACS at admission and this may be important in the diagnosis, follow up and treatment of the patients.


PubMed | Gazi State Hospital Samsun, Ondokuz Mayis University, Aksaray State Hospital Aksaray and Artvin State Hospital Artvin
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of clinical and experimental medicine | Year: 2015

The newly identified adipokine chemerin has been shown to be associated with the components of MetS, inflammation and insulin resistance. In this study, the relationship between serum chemerin levels and the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) was evaluated in patients with MetS.The study population consisted of 84 MetS patients (43 patients with CAD and 41 without CAD), who had coronary angiography for suspected coronary artery disease, and 46 healthy individuals as a control group. Angiographic CAD was defined as 50% luminal diameter stenosis of at least one major epicardial coronary artery. The severity of CAD was determined by the Gensini score. Serum chemerin levels were measured with enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).Serum chemerin levels were significantly higher in patients with MetS (n=84) than those in the control group (120.4725.32 vs. 90.411.4 ng/ml P < 0.001). In addition, MetS patients with CAD had higher chemerin levels than MetS patients without CAD (128.726.6 vs. 115.715.2 ng/ml, P < 0.001). Serum chemerin levels had a significant positive correlation with the Gensini score (r=0.58, P < 0.001). Multivariate logistic regression demonstrated that serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and chemerin levels were significant and independent predictors for determining the presence of angiographic CAD (OR=1.009, 95% CI: 0.972-1.057; P=0.003 and OR=0.925, 95% CI: 0.896-0.922; P < 0.001, respectively).This study demonstrated that in patients with MetS, chemerin levels were higher in patients with CAD than patients without CAD and also showed a significant positive correlation with CAD severity.

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