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Exercise intervention and inflammatory markers in coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis.
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PMID:  22520533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory activity plays a role in the development and progression of coronary artery disease (CAD), and exercise confers survival benefit. We performed a meta-analysis of changes in inflammatory biomarkers over the course of exercise interventions in patients with CAD.
METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane Collaboration, AMED, and CINAHL for studies reporting peripheral inflammatory biomarker concentrations before and after exercise interventions of ≥2 weeks in patients with CAD. Data were summarized using standard mean differences (SMD) and 95% CIs.
RESULTS: Twenty-three studies were included. Concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP; SMD -0.345, 95% CI -0.444 to -0.246, n = 1,466, P < .001), interleukin 6 (SMD -0.546, 95% CI -0.739 to -0.353, n = 280, P < .001), fibrinogen (SMD -0.638, 95% CI -0.953 to -0.323, n = 247, P < .001), and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (SMD -0.413, 95% CI -0.778 to -0.048, n = 187, P = .027) were lower postintervention. Higher total cholesterol (B = -0.328, 95% CI -0.612 to -0.043, P = .026) and higher total/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratios (B = -0.250, 95% CI -0.425 to -0.076, P = .008) at baseline were associated with greater reductions in CRP. In controlled studies, follow-up concentrations of CRP (SMD -0.500, 95% CI -0.844 to -0.157, n(exercise/control) = 485/284, P = .004), and fibrinogen (SMD -0.544, 95% CI -1.058 to -0.030, n(exercise/control) = 148/100, P = .038) were lower in subjects who exercised compared with controls.
CONCLUSION: Exercise training is associated with reduced inflammatory activity in patients with CAD. C-reactive protein and fibrinogen have provided the strongest evidence. Higher baseline CRP and adverse baseline lipid profiles predicted greater reductions in CRP.
Walter Swardfager; Nathan Herrmann; Stephen Cornish; Graham Mazereeuw; Susan Marzolini; Lauren Sham; Krista L Lanctôt
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  163     ISSN:  1097-6744     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-676.e3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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