OBJECTIVE: We evaluated uric acid (UA) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in different clinical types of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and in relationship with the severity of coronary artery lesions. Furthermore, we explored its clinical significance.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2013 to January 2015, we studied patients in their first onset of symptoms and hospitalization for coronary angiography. According to coronary angiography results, we divided patients into two groups: 93 patients with ACS and 30 patients with normal coronary arteries as the control group. ACS patients were divided further into three subgroups: patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) (n=34); patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) (n=29); and patients with unstable angina (n=30). According to their Gensini scores, patients were divided into mild, moderate and severe groups. We compared UA and hs-CRP levels and the relationship with Gensini scores between different groups.
RESULTS: UA and hs-CRP levels in the ACS group were higher than those in the control group (p < 0.05). UA and hs-CRP levels in the STEMI group were higher than those in the NSTEMI, unstable angina and control groups (p < 0.05). UA and hs-CRP levels in the NSTEMI patients were higher than those in the unstable angina and control groups (p < 0.05). UA and hs-CRP levels in the unstable angina patients were higher than those in the control group (p < 0.05). hs-CRP levels in the STEMI patients were higher than the other groups (p < 0.05). hs-CRP levels in the NSTEMI patients were higher than the unstable angina and the control groups (p < 0.05) while hs-CRP levels in the unstable angina patients were higher than the control group (p < 0.05). Additionally, according to the Gensini score group, we discovered that ACS patients in the severe group had higher hs-CRP levels than the other three groups (p < 0.05) while the moderate group had higher levels than the other two groups (p < 0.05). The mild group had higher levels than the control group (p < 0.05). Correlation analysis suggested that UA levels and Gensini scores had a positive correlation (p < 0.05). hs-CRP levels and Gensini scores also showed a positive correlation (p < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: UA and hs-CRP levels should be considered as factors to use in the risk stratification in ACS patients.Free PDF Download
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Q.-Q. Ma, X.-J. Yang, N.-Q. Yang, L. Liu, X.-D. Li, K. Zhu, Q. Fu, P. Wei
Study on the levels of uric acid and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in ACS patients and their relationships with the extent of the coronary artery lesion
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 20 - N. 20