Preprocedural High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Predicts Long-Term Outcome of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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<p><b><i>Background:</i></b>High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) has been used to predict the risk of adverse cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Less is known, however, about the association between hs-CRP and long-term outcome after PCI in the Japanese population.</p><p><b><i>Methods and Results:</i></b>We studied 3,039 all-comer patients with CAD who underwent their first PCI and had data available for preprocedural hs-CRP at Juntendo University between 2000 and 2011. Patients were assigned to tertiles based on preprocedural hs-CRP concentration. We evaluated the incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) including all-cause death, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and target vessel revascularization (TVR). Patients with higher hs-CRP had a higher prevalence of current smoking, chronic kidney disease and ACS, and a lower prevalence of statin use. During a median follow-up period of 6.5 years, ongoing divergence in MACE with hs-CRP tertile was noted on Kaplan-Meier curves (hs-CRP <0.08 mg/L, 26.4%; 0.08–0.25 mg/L, 38.2%; >0.25 mg/L, 45.6%; log-rank P<0.001). After adjustment for established cardiovascular risk factors, hs-CRP was associated with higher incidence of MACE (hazard ratio [HR], 1.10; 95% CI: 1.04–1.16, P<0.001) and higher all-cause mortality (HR, 1.14; 95% CI: 1.06–1.22, P<0.001).</p><p><b><i>Conclusions:</i></b>Preprocedural hs-CRP measurement is clinically useful for long-term risk assessment in Japanese patients with established CAD and undergoing PCI.</p>

Journal

  • Circulation Journal

    Circulation Journal 81(1), 90-95, 2017

    The Japanese Circulation Society

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005252690
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11591968
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1346-9843
  • NDL Article ID
    027808184
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-B860
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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