E-selectin and TFPI are associated with carotid intima-media thickness in stable IHD patients: The baseline findings of the MIAMI study

B. Porta, D. Baldassarre, M. Camera, M. Amato, M. Arquati, B. Brusoni, C. Fiorentini, P. Montorsi, S. Romano, E. Tremoli, M. Cortellaro

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Abstract

Objective: MIAMI was a prospective multicenter clinical study designed to investigate the relationship between changes in carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) and those in the levels of circulating markers of inflammation, thrombosis and endothelial dysfunction. The study was performed in a group of stable coronary patients treated for two years with a moderate dosage of atorvastatin (20 mg/day). In this paper the cross-sectional relationship between C-IMT and the same circulating markers of inflammation, thrombosis and endothelial dysfunction measured at baseline was investigated. Methods: Eighty-five subjects that had not used statins for at least two months were enrolled in the study. At time of enrollment, the levels of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), E-selectin, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), tissue factor (TF), tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI), von Willebrand factor (vWF), fibrinogen, total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and triglycerides were measured, in parallel with C-IMT assessment. Results: In cross-sectional analyses, markers of endothelial perturbation (i.e. E-selectin) and TFPI were more strongly correlated with arherosclerotic burden than markers of inflammation. The baseline picture in this study indicates that E-selectin and TFPI are linked with atherosclerotic burden.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-328
Number of pages9
JournalNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Inflammatory soluble markers
  • Intima-media thickness
  • Prothrombotic soluble markers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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