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Apolipoprotein A-I, apolipoprotein B, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and severity of coronary artery disease in tunisian population.
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PMID:  22425626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The relationship between Apolipoprotein A-I, Apolipoprotein B, C-reactive protein and the severity coronary artery disease in Tunisian CAD patients has not been examined. We investigated the association between serum ApoA-I, ApoB, hs-CRP and the severity of coronary artery disease. METHODS: This study was carried out on 180 patients who underwent angiography and 129 healthy controls. ApoA-I and ApoB as well as the serum total cholesterol, HDL, triglyceride, LDL and hs-CRP levels were measured. The ApoB/ApoA-I ratio was calculated. RESULTS: We showed a decreased level of ApoA-I and an increased level of ApoB, ApoB/ApoA-I ratio and hs-CRP in CAD patients compared to the control group (P<.001). In addition, we showed a significant increase of ApoB, ApoB/ApoA-I ratio and hs-CRP in CAD patients presenting 0 to 3 vessels stenosis (P<.001). Multivariate analysis showed that ApoB (P<.001), and hs-CRP (P<.001) were independent predictors of the severity of CAD. CONCLUSION: In this study, ApoB and hs-CRP levels were markedly associated with the severity of CAD in Tunisian patients. We suggested that synergistic effects between dyslipidemia and inflammation led to increase the risk of the severity of CAD.
Mohamed Yahia Hrira; Mohsen Kerkeni; Ben Khaldoun Hamda; Henda Chahed; Salima Ferchichi; Faouzi Addad; Halima Ben Limam; Abdelhedi Miled
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1336     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212060     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Laboratory of Biochemistry CHU Hached, Sousse, Tunisia; Research Unit 07/UR/06, Faculty of Pharmacy, Monastir, Tunisia.
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