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The Effect of Short-Term Cardiac Rehabilitation After Acute Myocardial Infarction on High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein.
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PMID:  24266733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is an important biomarker of risk for coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. We investigated the influence of short-term cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) on values of hsCRP and classical risk factors, including metabolic syndrome. Methods: hsCRP and classical risk factors were measured before and after completed 2-week CR program in 30 men after AMI. The comparison group comprised 30 age-balanced healthy men, with no risk factors for coronary heart disease. Results: As expected, in comparison to healthy individuals, patients had higher values of hsCRP; furthermore, smokers had significantly higher hsCRP values than nonsmokers. Patients had more expressed markers of metabolic syndrome and due to pharmacological therapy lower blood pressure, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). After CR was completed, a significant drop in hsCRP (P=0.006) and improvement of metabolic syndrome parameters (lower body mass index, blood pressure, LDL-C, triglycerides) was observed in nonsmokers, whereas no such changes occurred in smokers. Conclusions: Our study revealed that hsCRP and metabolic syndrome parameters can be substantially reduced by a 2-week CR program; however, this effect is present only in nonsmokers. Thus, all patients entering the CR program after AMI should be advised to quit smoking before entering the program to achieve optimal benefits.
Polona Mlakar; Barbara Salobir; Nusret Cobo; Borut Jug; Marjeta Terčelj; Mišo Sabovič
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Metabolic syndrome and related disorders     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8518     ISO Abbreviation:  Metab Syndr Relat Disord     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
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Created Date:  2013-11-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101150318     Medline TA:  Metab Syndr Relat Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Clinic of Pulmonary Diseases and Allergy and Clinic of Preventive Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, University Medical Center Ljubljana , Ljubljana, Slovenia .
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