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Role of plaque calcification regulators osteoprotegerin and matrix Gla-proteins in stable angina and acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  24566391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: To assess serum levels of the plaque calcification regulators osteoprotegerin (OPG) and Matrix Gla-proteins (MGP) in individuals with stable angina and acute myocardial infarction submitted to coronary angiography and their relation to coronary artery disease burden.
METHODS: The study included 40 individuals affected by ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and 40 individuals with stable angina who all underwent coronary angiography, with evaluation of the extent of coronary artery disease by Syntax Score calculation and measurement of serum OPG and MGP levels. Osteoporosis was excluded by femoral and vertebral computerized bone mineralometry.
RESULTS: Serum OPG and MGP levels were respectively 3.87 ± 1.07 pmol/l and 6.80 ± 2.43 nmol/l in the stable angina group, 7.57 ± 1.5 pmol/l and 7.18 ± 1.93 nmol/l in the STEMI group (P < 0.01 and P = 0.33, respectively). Pearson correlation coefficient for OPG and Syntax Score, MGP and Syntax score was respectively 0.79 (P < 0.01) and 0.18 (P = 0.22) in the stable angina group, -0.03 (P = 0.43) and 0.10 (P = 0.5) in the STEMI group.Serum OPG and MGP levels were respectively 5.52 ± 1.02 pmol/l and 7.56 ± 1.42 nmol/l in diabetics, 4.3 ± 0.8 pmol/l and 6.52 ± 1.14 nmol/l in nondiabetics (P < 0.05; P < 0.05).
CONCLUSION: OPG, in a relatively small group of patients with stable angina, correlates proportionally with the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD), as evaluated by the Syntax Score. Higher serum OPG levels can be observed in individuals with STEMI regardless of CAD burden. As for MGP, a potential role as marker of plaque calcification remains unproven.
Alberto Margonato; Riccardo Gorla; Andrea Macchi; Fabio Buzzetti; Irene Franzoni; Maria Cristina Pedrigi; Isabella Rosa; Marcella Sirtori; Isabella Villa; Alessandro Rubinacci
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
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Created Date:  2014-2-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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