Author(s): Mahajan N, Malik N, Bahl A, Sharma Y, Dhawan V
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Abstract Studies are lacking in literature, which demonstrate the cumulative impact of certain soluble markers in predicting the severity of CAD. Serum hsCRP, MMP-9, TIMP-1 and sRAGE levels were measured in non-diabetic 100 angiographically proven CAD patients (Group I) and 40 non-diabetic subjects with coronary risk factors and without any lesions (Group II). Increased levels of serum hsCRP, MMP-9, TIMP-1 and decreased levels of sRAGE were observed in Group I as compared to Group II. Gensini score, a measure for severity of CAD was found to be positively correlated with serum hsCRP, MMP-9, TIMP-1 and negatively with sRAGE. Multivariate analysis revealed serum MMP-9, hsCRP, sRAGE and family history as predictors of severity of CAD with a cumulative sensitivity and specificity of 92\% and 82\%, respectively. Cumulative impact of these soluble markers, in addition to the established markers will contribute to improve the predictive value for the assessment of disease severity.
This article was published in Mol Cell Biochem
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology